The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it will not collect data on U.S. flu cases for the 2020-21 season. The CDC made the “announcement” by quietly updated their weekly flu “surveillance system” webpage.
Just like we said was happening before, and they (as usual) called us “conspiracy theorists.” As the op said, now “it’s official” indeed. Just one more way to game the numbers. This should outrage everyone. https://t.co/momFALAS0s pic.twitter.com/WhwS0yJ5Fa
— LastAmericanVagabond (@TLAVagabond) October 27, 2020
“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this system will suspend data collection for the 2020-21 influenza season. Data from previous seasons are available on FluView Interactive,” the update reads.
Not keeping data for this flu season may make it easier to combine flu deaths with Covid19 deaths, thus misrepresenting the data for both viruses, some fear.
Possibly the greatest trade deal ever inked was between the flu virus and #coronavirus.
So glad nobody is dying of the flu anymore, and therefore the CDC has abruptly decided to stop calculating flu deaths altogether.
Agreements between viruses are the way of the future!
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 28, 2020
Such assertions have been called “conspiracy theories” and have been “fact-checked” by mainstream news outlets.