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Jordan Peterson: ‘Absolutely No Excuse’ CDC Director Can’t Say How Many Deaths Are ‘From COVID’ Versus ‘With’ COVID

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky prepares to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on November 04, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Renowned Canadian psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Jordan Peterson blasted a Sunday interview by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky in which she couldn’t say how many COVID-19 deaths were “with” versus “from” the virus.

“There is absolutely no excuse for this,” Peterson tweeted on Monday.

Jordan’s strong words spoke against Walensky’s Sunday interview that shared the information would be “forthcoming” but offered no specific answer regarding the distinction between Americans who have died from COVID-19 versus those who have died from other issues and also tested positive for COVID-19.

The difference is of tremendous importance in both tracking and treating the coronavirus effectively and would appear to be vital information the CDC would carefully follow. COVID-19 has reportedly been responsible for more than 800,000 deaths in America.

Instead, Walensky failed to provide a clear answer to the question. The Daily Wire previously reported:

Fox News anchor Bret Baier asked Walensky about that during her appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” and her response was simply that the data was still coming in, particularly with regard to the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant.

“Do you know how many of the 836,000 deaths in the U.S. linked to COVID are from COVID or how many are with COVID but they had other comorbidities? Do you have that breakdown?” Baier asked.

“Yes, of course with Omicron we’re following that very carefully,” Walensky replied, but gave no indication that those numbers were available for the totals prior to the recent Omicron-driven surge in infections. “Our death registry, of course, takes a few weeks to — and is a — takes a few weeks to collect, and of course, Omicron has just been with us for a few weeks, but those data will be forthcoming.”

Dr. David Samadi said that making that differentiation and looking at those numbers would be an important step in determining the true impact of the pandemic. “The CDC will begin to provide data on how many of the 836,000 deaths in the U.S. linked to Covid are FROM Covid and how many are WITH Covid. I’ve been encouraging this from day one as it would have changed the entire perspective on the response. Glad it’s finally happening,” he said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci has also recently admitted that many of children hospitalized with COVID-19 were hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19.

“Many of them [children] are hospitalized with COVID as opposed to because of COVID,” Fauci said in an interview on MSNBC. “If a child goes into the hospital, they automatically get tested for COVID and they get counted as a COVID-hospitalized individual.”

Peterson has increasingly spoken out against “insane restrictions” against COVID-19 globally. In another recent post, Jordan shared a video of hundreds of protesters in Austria from Sunday that showed widespread opposition to vaccine mandates.

In Quebec, Health Minister Christian Dubé warned that a third dose will be required to hold a valid vaccine passport.

“Resist, Quebecers. Enough is enough,” Peterson tweeted.

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