Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake

That’s from this charming song. Take a look at the lead stories of the last few days of the WaPo – we’re not going to link; nasty stuff and fine dinner intros for Bezos. As VDH says, “we have never had journalism of this low character before — not in the acrimony over the Founding, not in the furor during the Civil War, not even in the age of yellow journalism at the turn of the 20th century.” Bonus fun: China is in on it. Amazing!

One Response to “Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    VDH is quite right, and that’s a great line.

    Are COVID-19 Deaths Being Overreported?

    QUOTE:
    Guidelines recently released by the Centers for Disease Control bolster concerns that the death toll is being rigged to show a higher fatality rate.

    “In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate as ‘probable’ or ‘presumed’,” the agency advises. “In these instances, certifiers should use their best clinical judgment in determining if a COVID–19 infection was likely.”

    That clinical judgment, alarmingly, does not require administering a test to confirm the presence of the virus.

    “Ideally, testing for COVID–19 should be conducted, but it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate without this confirmation if the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty,” the guidelines state.
    https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/06/are-covid-19-deaths-being-overreported

    Pneumonia deaths are dropping rapidly compared to previous years as coronavirus deaths increase.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YS_UrwJR66BMWO3Ghs7EePOoaZIQgEcZFa8eDC2sJ5U/edit#gid=1056814451

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