Poynter: No, the CDC did not ‘quietly adjust’ U.S. coronavirus deaths

Poynter: No, the CDC did not ‘quietly adjust’ U.S. coronavirus deaths. “As of Aug. 31, the CDC reported that 182,622 Americans have died since the start of the pandemic — and some estimates put the death toll even higher. The agency told us that the vast majority of deaths involving COVID-19 can be attributed to the virus. Claims that the CDC adjusted its COVID-19 death numbers appear to have originated on Facebook before making their way to Trump’s Twitter feed, according to VineSight, an organization that uses artificial intelligence to surface potential misinformation. Several posts have been shared thousands of times.”