Both COVID skeptics and (especially) hysterics like to follow Worldometers and see if it will back up their respective narratives. People like it because it gives daily updates while the CDC data lags for weeks. Most people are aware they don’t get the actual date of deaths and are going by reported date. That should be obvious by the fact that the weekend totals are always low and then we see a big jump every Tuesday. But we’re told to follow the 7-day moving average to see the real trends.
However, their April numbers are significantly lower than the CDC and since May their death totals have exceeded those of the CDC. The only exception being the week ending July 4 when governments were slow on reporting due to the holiday. So states would appear to be reviewing death certificates from March and April and adding COVID as a cause. Worldometers is then reporting this on the current date. This seems to have been going on since early May. This is inflating the Worldometers totals further driving the hysteria.
You will, of course, notice that there has been an increase in COVID deaths in July even on the CDC data. This is concerning. It would seem this small increase is the “lag in deaths” we were hearing from the cases increasing in certain states back in June.
However, as I’ve been saying for months now, we should look at overall deaths/excess deaths. These continue to decline despite the recent rise in COVID deaths. It’s too early to tell for sure if this trend will last, but we need to keep an eye on it. As it stands now this increase in reported COVID deaths seems a bit suspicious.