Medical Examiner’s Office source: Only 1 to 2 percent of ‘COVID deaths’ were really COVID

By Selwyn Duke, AM THINKER

“Only one to two percent” of deaths officially labeled as caused by COVID actually were induced by the disease. The rest were labeled as COVID but actually had other causes.

So said an individual I spoke to recently, who I’ll keep anonymous, about the deceased people processed by this individual’s medical examiner’s office. I won’t reveal much about this person, who I’ll call “ME,” except to say that ME is highly trained and qualified and works at a major medical examiner’s office in New York State.

ME’s information is not revelatory. We’ve heard from many sources that COVID numbers have been inflated. Personally speaking, I also talked a couple of years ago to an employee at a NY hospital who told me, casually and as a matter of course, “They’re lumping all the flu cases in with COVID.” But it’s especially noteworthy and newsworthy when the information comes from someone such as ME, who’s highly trained, in a position to know and who reveals such striking numbers.

I pressed ME on his (I’ll use the masculine pronoun generically here; this doesn’t imply that ME is male or not so) claim. “You’re not exaggerating?” I asked. ME confidently reiterated his assertion: Many deaths his office evaluated were attributed to COVID — but “only one to two percent” actually were.

What were the real causes? ME mentioned ischemia, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and complications from diabetes as major culprits. He also said that there were a large number of suicides — presumably another negative secondary effect of the lockdowns and other irrational COVID policies — though these were not labeled as COVID deaths at his office.

ME did state, however, that sometimes a person will have died from something wholly unrelated to COVID — he mentioned a motorcycle accident case as an example — and his office will list the decedent as having been “COVID positive” (not a COVID death, though), even though he wasn’t, because this would enable the deceased’s family to receive financial aid for the funeral.

Related to this, ME mentioned how not only were hospitals getting more money from the government if a patient was labeled COVID-positive, but that he believed funeral homes were also receiving funds for processing COVID-positive decedents, though he was unsure on this point.

Obviously, however, the monetary carrot will always corrupt a system: As is said, what you fund, you get more of.

ME doesn’t approve of the dishonesty at his office, of the gross manipulation of COVID numbers. But ME also mentioned that his role isn’t to sign the death certificates; it’s to provide the office itself with accurate information derived from his evaluation of decedents. As for the people who run things at this medical examiner’s office, ME wasn’t very impressed, describing them as fools (though ME used a different but synonymous term).

Lastly, ME mentioned something I’ve long pointed out: While with the flu, for example, the mortality counter is reset every year, this isn’t done with COVID. Rather, authorities keep a running count, continually adding on to the previous years’ numbers, so that the disease’s mortality appears especially frightening.

o what are America’s actual COVID numbers? Can ME’s one-to-two-percent estimate be extrapolated to our whole country? We don’t know. What’s for certain is that COVID has been grossly mismanaged and mischaracterized by people who would sententiously scold “Follow the science!” but were themselves following money and politics. In the process, this medical/scientific establishment has perhaps permanently discredited itself — and never was reputational destruction more richly deserved

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    Observing from afar was Phillip Buckhaults, a cancer genomics expert, and professor at the University of South Carolina. Initially, he dismissed McKernan’s findings as “conspiracy” and decided to debunk the work by carrying out his own testing on the mRNA vials.

    But what Buckhaults discovered shocked him –> McKernan was right! Buckhaults found billions of tiny DNA fragments in Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine, and recently testified about it before a South Carolina Senate hearing.

    Buckhaults was, himself, quite skeptical of anyone claiming the vaccines were harmful, stating that

    I didn’t have any preconceived notions about there should be something bad in the vaccine, I’m not anti-vaccine

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    “there is a very real hazard” that these fragments of foreign DNA can insert themselves into a person’s own genome and become a “permanent fixture of the cell.”


    He speaks of DNA insertion, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and gene transfection.

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    Despite this, however, I found his attempts to mollify the culpablility of those responsible for certifying that the shots were safe to be quite inscrutable. Even more disturbing than this, though, is his view that

    I think it would be best to encourage the regulators and Pfizer and Moderna to check this quietly and fix future batches of vaccine by removing all traces of DNA. The public should be informed when there are clear answers, but not repeatedly troubled during the process of obtaining these answers.

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    There can be no more trust which might be afford either to the vaccine companies which forged the results of their product’s safety, nor to the govt agencies which gaslit and abandoned those who were injured after having been given no informed consent, little choice and a full helping of deception about the safety of these shots.

    So I applaud Buckhalt for his arrival, though late, to reality, but I fully scorn his support to keep any investigation ‘quiet’ or subdued from the public’s view. It is in fact far past time for the public to be made fully aware of the damage which has been done to them, as well as a full accounting for those who oversaw and participated in causing these injuries.

  4. Thank you for this article, Ted.

    This article describes the truth. In fall of 2019 the COVID scam was planned by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the WHO, and Johns Hopkins in EVENT 201. They invited various elites and planned not how they were going to respond medically to help the ill people, but how the government was going to respond to misinformation about vaccines. They planned in advance to use the legacy media to portray COVID as a world wide pandemic.

    One of their methods of inflating case numbers was to use the PCR test. The PCR test is a method of detecting genetic material. Cycle thresholds can be elevated to a point at which the test picks up genetic material that is artifact. That is how it was possible to get a positive PCR test on a paw paw fruit. It has been found that PCR tests provided as many as 95% false positives for COVID. So all the case numbers people saw on TV, about 95% of them were false.

    Then Deborah Birx on TV stated, “From now on we are counting people with COVID when they died as dying from COVID.” That is how they massively inflated the numbers of people supposedly dying from COVID.

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    COVID positive patients were put in nursing homes, causing many elderly to die. Likely they died of pneumonia, but everyone was coded as if they died of COVID in order to gin up the numbers.

    The year when all the supposed COVID deaths occurred there were few flu deaths, and very few autopsies were done on the COVID positive people who died. Wouldn’t you think doctors in hospitals would want to know why their patients died?

    The government tried to outlaw and ban early treatment with repurposed drugs that worked effectively to kill the virus and prevent people from needing hospitalization. Some courageous doctors undertook this treatment and were fired from their teaching positions and/or hospital admitting privileges as consequence for doing what doctors should have been doing all over the country: treating their patients correctly.

    Yes, the plandemic essentially destroyed the medical community’s reputation, turning many doctors into murderers, while attempting to criminalize good doctors who treated people with repurposed drugs such as Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. Papers were published in prestigious journals to make these drugs look lethal, but later they were forced to retract these articles because the data they were based on were fraudulent. For example they gave much higher than normal doses of these medications and then “proved” they caused harm to people.

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    The whole idea of asymptomatic spread was also a PSYOP. There is no such thing as asymptomatic spread, but it worked to create tremendous fear and panic in people.

    Only people who get their misinformation from the legacy media still think masks saved lives, when in fact, they did more harm than good.

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    The plandemic was/is a well planned genocide. Further plandemics are in the works.

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    If it were possible for viruses to be both extremely lethal and extremely transmissible, human beings would have been gone long before now.

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    Let us work together to inform each other and stay calm in the days and weeks ahead. Let us learn from one another, trying to find good sources of information.

    We can stand together for bodily freedom from forced, untested, and harmful medications/injections.

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