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Leana Wen Admits There Was "Overcounting" Of "Covid Deaths And Hospitalizations" 1 Year After Saying Unvaccinated People Shouldn't Be Allowed To Leave Their Home

By Gina Florio
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Years after many people speculated this to be true, physician and CNN analyst Dr. Leana Wen admits in an op-ed that the number of Covid deaths and hospitalization have been overcounted, which presents a problem when determining how dangerous the virus is.

For the last three years, the American people have been lied to, coerced into making personal medical decisions, and gaslit about very basic information pertaining to a virus that lies at the heart of a pandemic. Various experts got on national television to scold citizens about wearing a mask and getting the coronavirus vaccine in order to "protect" our neighbors, without providing science to back up their claims. The gaslighting only got worse when the vaccine was released and many people lost their job because they didn't feel comfortable taking a shot that didn't have longterm testing. Dr. Leana Wen, a physician who used to be a talking head for Planned Parenthood, is a CNN analyst who has been on just about every major news show to fearmonger about coronavirus and even try to convince parents to vaccinate their young children. Her tune has changed recently, though, and she recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about the important difference between dying from Covid and dying with Covid, a distinction that many of us have pointed out for the last few years.

CNN Analyst Admits There Was "Overcounting" of "Covid Deaths and Hospitalizations" 1 Year After Saying Unvaccinated People Shouldn't Be Allowed to Leave Their Home

On Friday, January 13, The Washington Post published an Opinion article titled "We are overcounting covid deaths and hospitalization. That's a problem." Many people rolled their eyes in disgust considering the fact that so many of us have been saying this for years but we were gaslit by "experts" to think that we were the crazy ones. Wen authored the piece, asking the same question that we have all been asking for a long time: How many Americans are dying from Covid vs with Covid? This distinction is extremely importantly, as there have been countless stories of someone dying from a heart attack, car accident, or an unrelated illness, yet their death was recorded as a coronavirus death because they happened to test positive for coronavirus due to mandatory post-mortem testing.

While many of us demanded to know why there was an inflation of the Covid death count, Dr. Wen went on national news to say that unvaccinated people shouldn't be allowed to leave their homes because they were too big of a threat to their fellow Americans.

"We need to start looking at the choice to remain unvaccinated the same as we look at driving while intoxicated," she told Chris Cuomo in a CNN interview in September 2021. "You have the option to not get vaccinated if you want, but then you can't go out in public."

She insisted that "the vaccinated should not have to pay the price for the so-called choices of the unvaccinated anymore" because they were responsible for getting their coronavirus shot while the rest of the country would rather see people die in droves. She doubled down once again on another CNN interview that same month, in which she insisted that our society needs to instate a vaccine mandate in order to travel by bus, plane, train, etc.

"I think we really need to make it clear that there are privileges associated with being an American," she said. "If you wish to have these privileges, you need to get vaccinated. Travel, and having the right to travel interstate—it's not a constitutional right as far as I know, to board a plane….If you want to stay unvaccinated, that's your choice, but if you want to travel, you better go get vaccinated."

But now Wen has changed her mind, as it seems. In her latest Washington Post opinion piece, she said it's important to understand the distinction between dying from Covid and dying with Covid, because we need to put "the continuing toll of the coronavirus into perspective."

"A gunshot victim or someone who had a heart attack, for example, could test positive for the virus, but the infection has no bearing on why they sought medical care," she writes. She interviewed a physician at Emory Decatur Hospital who said that patients come to the hospital because they have low white blood cell counts from chemotherapy, and they're being admitted for bacterial pneumonia or foot gangrene. These patients have coronavirus but it's "not the main reason why they're so sick." If these patients die, their death certificate says they tested positive for coronavirus even though it didn't contribute to their death at all, resulting in misleading paperwork that will inflate the death and hospitalization count.

"To be clear, if the covid death count turns out to be 30 percent of what’s currently reported, that’s still unacceptably high," Wen writes. "But that knowledge could help people better gauge the risks of traveling, indoor dining and activities they have yet to resume."

None of this is news to us, and yet Wen acts like it's being discovered for the first time. This is yet another installment of the mainstream Covid narrative changing by the day, proving that these so-called experts are not trustworthy, particularly when just last year they wanted all unvaccinated Americans to be locked in their homes and to lose their jobs.