CDC Director Rochelle Walensky’s Shocking Pivot In Analyzing COVID Data (VIDEO)

Written by K. Walker on January 11, 2022

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It took 22 months, but now a prominent government official is saying what many right-wingers and the outcast medical experts have been banging the drum about all along.

You’re watching the messaging shift in real-time as President Biden hasn’t been able to “shut down the virus” as he had promised on the campaign trail.

The Let’s Go, Brandon! Administration figured they’d ride the coattails of the Trump administration’s push to develop 3 vaccines in record time under Operation Warp Speed.

Big Pharma made some very big promises when they were pushing for Emergency-Use Authorization (EUA) of the vaccines which were quickly parroted by the “medical experts” and then amplified by the Corporate Media.

Don’t let them gaslight you into believing that the vaccines were meant to “reduce symptoms, not prevent transmission.” They promised us that the jabs would stop transmission of the virus and bring us to “herd immunity” thereby ending the pandemic.

Here is a compilation of the receipts:

Big Pharma got a whole lot of money from governments all over the world to vaccinate literally billions of people.

Then, when Delta showed up, people suddenly and urgently needed a booster less than a year after the initial double-vaccination protocol.

Did it work?

Eh… not so much.

Unless you’re Big Pharma. Then it worked like a charm.

We learned that the protection from the vaccines didn’t last very long.

Does that mean that the Powers That Be are pulling back on some of the heavy-handed reactions to COVID?

Au contraire, mon frère!

Infections continue to spread, and in many places, the case counts are higher than they’ve ever been with the Omicron Variant.

The “medical experts” and the authoritarians in charge are pushing more of the same — more shots and more taxpayer money going straight into the pockets of Big Pharma.

But all of a sudden, the narrative is subtly shifting.

In the past few days — really, ever since the three leftwing Supreme Court Justices, Sotomayor, Bryer, and Kagan, beclowned themselves by exposing their unfathomable ignorance with regard to the current pandemic situation during opening arguments of the Biden OSHA mandate case — there has been a tacit admission that the information that we’ve been relying on for the past 22 months hasn’t exactly been very accurate.

On Friday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky appeared on Good Morning America and said the thing that the “medical experts” have been dancing around since the very early days of the pandemic — the vast majority of people who have died from an infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 had pre-existing comorbidities.

When answering a question about the efficacy of the vaccines in preventing severe illness, Walensky said that of the deaths that occurred among the vaccinated, “over 75%, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities. So, really, these are people who were unwell to begin with.”

Walensky added that you still need to line up and get your “primary series” of vaccinations and a “booster series” of jabs anyway. Wait… what does she mean by a “booster series” of vaccines? Does she mean four jabs? Walensky, though much more articulate than the mumbling, bumbling, incoherent Preisdent, is just an awful messenger.

The short video clip was shared widely on social media.

It turns out that video was edited by Good Morning America and it didn’t include Walensky’s complete answer to the question.

Here’s the full three-and-a-half-minute segment that also covers the new CDC guidelines on isolation time to just 5 days without a negative test after exposure to the virus if symptom-free.

It’s got some interesting moments in there like her admission that sometimes CDC recommendations are based on what is “feasible” with public health experts, and that the rapid tests are “not authorized for the purpose of evaluating contagiousness.” It also includes her full response to the question where she states that only a fraction of people who have been vaccinated are dying from COVID.

Still, it’s an admission that comorbidities are a significant contributing factor in risk, which is what many right-wingers have been saying for some time.

On Sunday, Walensky appeared on Fox News Sunday with Bret Baier where she seemed to  acknowledge that there is a difference in cases “from COVID” and cases “with COVID”. She admitted that up to 40% of COVID patients in hospitals are incidental cases and are there for health problems unrelated to COVID.

Walensky is confirming what David Zweig wrote in a September article in The Atlantic that said that incidental cases discovered because of routine testing for the virus is inflating the COVID hospitalization numbers and making them unreliable as a metric in the pandemic.

Late in 2021, Fauci admitted the same thing when discussing the number of children hospitalized with COVID.

The “with” versus “from” COVID is an important distiction in hospitalizations, but also with deaths.

There are many people skeptical that the COVID data has been overcounting deaths by attributing unrelated deaths (eg. Stage 4 Colon cancer) as a “COVID death” because of a recent positive test. Those skeptics have been calling for this very differentiation for nearly two years now.

Here is Dr. Walensky on Fox News:

BAIER: Speaking of statistics, it seems to make a big difference if a person in the hospital is in the hospital for COVID-19 or with COVID-19. It’s been almost a year since you’ve been running the agency. Do we have that split on numbers?

WALENSKY: You know, what I will say it differs by each variant. First of all, we’re doing screening in many hospitals, of everybody who’s walking in the door. What we are seeing with the Omicron variant is that it tends to be milder person by person, but given how large the numbers are that we’re seeing more and more cases come into the hospital. In some hospitals that we’ve talked to, up to 40 percent of the patients who are coming in with COVID-19 are coming in not because they’re sick with COVID, but because they’re coming in with something else and have had to — COVID or the Omicron variant detected.

BAIER: Right. But I guess 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?

WALENSKY: Yes, of course. With Omicron, we are following that very carefully. Our death registry, of course, takes a few weeks to — it 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.

The CDC has never differentiated “with” versus “from” in COVID deaths or hospitalizations before. Is she saying that they’re actually going to do that now that Omicron is significantly more mild than the previous versions of this virus?

Heck, they won’t even be straight about the first Omicron-related death in the U.S. if it was “with” or “from” COVID or if the man in his 50s that died had any comorbidities.

Here is the full segment with Bret Baier. Relevant comments begin at around the 3-minute mark.

Why the sudden pivot?

Actually, it’s not so sudden for Dr. Walensky. She had said something similiar in May when there were around 200 known so-called “breakthrough” infections of the double-vaccinated that resulted in death. Suddenly it was really important to differentiate dying “with” COVID versus “from” COVID.

Really, the shift is because they can’t use the numbers to bludgeon the former President — and more importantly any Republican in the same sort of Trumpian mold running in 2022 — if Biden’s numbers are significantly worse than it was at the beginning of the pandemic, (which they are,) despite the three vaccines developed under Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.

That’s why the Let’s Go, Brandon! Administration now has to figure out how to limit the number of deaths under Biden so that he can claim that even though he didn’t “shut down the virus”, it still wasn’t as bad as under Trump.

In order to do that, they’ve decided that now is the time to actually allow the data to be put in its proper context. Of course, it’s unlikely that they’ll go back and retroactively adjust cases and deaths under Trump as “with” versus “from” COVID.

It’ll be interesting to watch them try to ease the neurotics that they’ve created with their behavioral science “nudge” units.

Frankly, it’ll be a whole lot of work to unring that bell — some people have gone stark, raving mad over the past two years.

At this point, the “conspiracy theorists” have a better record than some of the “experts” who are now changing their tune.

It’ll be interesting to see if this new discovery of “Science” and data will continue.

For example, we know that there are a number of risk factors that make someone more susceptible to serious illness and death — age, compromised immune system, certain pre-existing conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. The elderly and the obese are more likely to suffer from additional health conditions that would put them at risk, but we weren’t allowed to talk about that. Will the “experts” mention those factors again, or just fearmonger like SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor that thousands of children are hospitalized and on ventilators because of Omicron?

The “conspiracy theorists” were not allowed to talk about “focused protection” of the most vulnerable. Instead, those in authority chose to silence the opposing view and use a blanket approach and pretend that risk of severe illness and death was the same for everyone. That’s why we now have young adults in their prime of life, teens, and children who have almost no risk of serious illness or death getting vaccinated with shots of a new type of vaccine using mRNA technology that has no long-term studies including on whether it can cause cancer (carcinogenicity), damage DNA (genotoxicity), or if it affects male fertility.  (See here under “Nonclinical Toxicology” about halfway down the page.)

But now, all of a sudden, these a-holes that have made us live through hell for two years with masks, tests, school closures, lockdowns, and want OSHA to mandate a Netflix-style series of boosters of these so-called “vaccines” that don’t even stop transmission after three doses in a year, are finally admitting what people have been vilified and deplatformed for saying all along?


I don’t know about you, but I’ve had just about enough of these “Trust the Science™” authoritarian jackasses.

It’s no secret that people are cowering with fear these days. But those of us with faith know that living your life in fear is crap. Let’s get that message out there.

We’re living in a time where fear is running rampant and unchecked.

It seems like most public policy is based on fear these days, especially when it comes to the Wuhan Virus.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

It seems that a LOT of people have completely forgotten that message.

Let’s give them a reminder…

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker