COVID-19 Pt. 1: Hospitalizations – Reality Check

Televisions, computers, radios, and cell phones are blowing up with the media sounding the alarm: “hospitals are reaching full capacity!” while governors slide back into their authoritarian lockdowns. Back in March we heard the same panic-stricken message and were flooded with images of people lined up to get into hospitals, shortages of beds and ventilators, freezer trucks lining the alleys, graves being dug, and hospital ships swimming their way to the coasts of New York and California. Yet, by April 21, the Comfort ship was leaving the port from New York because Governor Cuomo said he didn’t need it. Corey’s Digs reported on Inside The Hospitals & Why The Lockdown back in April to show the reality of the situation at that time, and now we have nearly 10 months of data accumulated, and it paints quite a picture.  

A Dose of Reality: Don’t Let The Numbers Fool You

Some hard numbers:

• Total number of hospitals in the US: 6,146

• Total number of staffed beds in all US hospitals: 924,107

The total number of Covid-positive hospitalizations on November 17 in the entire US: 76,958

• Throughout all of 2020, since Covid hit, the US never exceeded 60k hospitalizations on any given day, until November 10th.

• Patients in hospitals for other reasons are counted as Covid hospitalizations if they test positive

• March 31 total cumulative Covid-positive hospitalizations in the US: 23,725

• April 30 total cumulative Covid-positive hospitalizations in the US: 123,786

• July 31 total cumulative Covid-positive hospitalizations in the US: 308,088

• September 30 total cumulative Covid-positive hospitalizations in the US: 408,649

November 17 total cumulative Covid-positive hospitalizations in the US: 517,471

Does 517,471 hospitalizations for the entire year sound alarming? How about after we remove the fact that over 70% of them recovered? How about after we’ve assessed their actual cause of death since the CDC has stated that only 6% of death certificates indicate that people died from Covid, and the remaining 94% have on average 2.6 comorbidities? For starters, 49.49% of all Covid-related deaths included pneumonia. Not to mention, 1 in every 4 deaths in the US are due to heart disease, and 40% of all Covid-related deaths took place in hospice, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes due to other causes.

In 2018, there were 36,251,159 people admitted to hospitals across the US.

In the 2017-2018 Flu season, 810,000 people were hospitalized over the flu.

Did anyone hear a peep about it? Did they flood the airwaves, scaring the nation with messages of hospitals being at full capacity, everyone must wear masks to “save lives,” or that they were short on supplies and ventilators, people were dropping dead everywhere, and the economy needed to shut down? NO. It was near silent. Over 61,000 people died that flu season.

Covid-related hospitalizations are at 63.85% of the 2017-2018 Flu hospitalizations, comparing nearly 10 months of Covid to the flu season which runs from October to May.

There are currently 1,806,590 new cancer cases with 1,600 people dying from cancer each day. Heart disease takes 1 in 4 lives. So when people find out that a virus has a 98% survival rate, and much higher for those under 65, they should be thanking their lucky stars, not masking up, shutting down their businesses, hiding in fear, and waiting for instructions on when they should jump off a cliff.

Hiding The Data

One of the most incredible things happening right before everyone’s eyes, is the subversion of data by the Covid Tracking Project, the CDC, media, and numerous other sources. Why is this and what are they doing? They use trickery when revealing numbers, so as to manipulate the numbers, and convince everyone that things are far worse than they actually are.

Example 1:

When determining the cumulative hospitalizations across the US, Corey’s Digs reviewed data from The Covid Tracking Project which was created by journalists from The Atlantic, and is utilized by the CDC, Johns Hopkins, the White House, and most mainstream news sources. For 10 months they have rolled out a cumulative hospitalization column, along with a recovery column. Suddenly, while on day 4 of cross-referencing data points, Corey’s Digs noticed that they hid both of those columns on November 17th. Therefore, when the public goes to this source for numbers, they can longer see those columns. Instead, if they wish to see that data, they must download the csv file, which 99% of people won’t bother to do. Here is the archive from November 15th against the current column structure.

Example 2:

Google refuses to display the recovery numbers, even though that data can easily be aggregated from the same sources it is pulling the death rates from. They prefer to keep the good news hidden. By the way, 12.4 million does NOT represent “cases.” That is just more trickery. That number reflects positive test results, in which case millions of people are asymptomatic. For additional perspective, only 6.6% of all tests have come back positive. In other words, millions and millions of people are getting tested because they are panicking over a sniffle or no symptoms at all, while at the same time establishments are making employees test repeatedly in order to continue working. That said, if we were to base the recovery rate solely on these numbers above, screenshot on November 23, the recovery rate would be 97.93%. However, 94% of those recorded deaths include people who died with an average of 2.6 comorbidities and were not listed as Covid being the cause of death, so in that case, the recovery rate would be 99.99%

There are many more examples of trickery and hiding data coming up in subsequent articles.

Hacking The Data

Who has access to the data that shows hospitalizations? Only employees inside their respective hospital who are working with Covid patients, are able to see how many are hospitalized. Outside of that, the only people who have access to this data are 800 HHS employees across the country that have access to their state databases, and they keep a lot of that information within the department, not even sharing with other hospitals, let alone the public.

What happens when an alleged hack takes place at over 400 hospitals across the country, and they lock their computers down? Hospital staff have to resort to using paper, and no longer have access to patient records and pertinent information.

Coincidentally, just as they were beginning to announce a huge increase in “Covid cases” a few days prior to the election, Wired reported that a ransomware attack struck a major US hospital chain consisting of over 400 hospitals across the country. All computers were completely shut down. One nurse told Corey’s Digs that computers were still down and they were using the paper system, for over two weeks after this took place.

Just a few days prior to that, a terrifying article was published regarding Utah hospitals preparing to “ration care to patients, focusing on the young, and letting the elderly die. This was later followed up with an emergency alert to Utah residents letting them know that nearly every county was a high transmission area and “hospitals were nearly overwhelmed.” One nurse confirmed to Corey’s Digs that there were only 2 patients at her hospital.

The population of Utah is 3.2 million. At that point they had only had a total of 614 Covid-related deaths in the entire state. More people have chosen to take their lives by suicide each year. They average 620 suicides per year.

The hospitalization numbers are fed from HHS to the CDC and other key data trackers, such as The Covid Tracking Project by The Atlantic. Aside from speaking directly to staff at individual hospitals, or walking into hospitals to take a look for yourself, there is no way to verify that the total number of hospitalized Covid patients is in fact legitimate.

Are Hospitals Overwhelmed?

Even Governor Kristi Noem had to call out the media on their misleading reporting.

After speaking with staff from numerous hospitals throughout the year, and more recently, some of them are a little bit overwhelmed, and many are not. Is it because of Covid patients? The reality is, 22% of hospitals are understaffed because a lot of them cut staff earlier this year, elective surgeries were pushed back for months and are now filling up hospitals, and some have closed off certain wings and only have a limited number of beds setup strictly for Covid patients. So when the media shouts, “Oh my God! It’s our worst nightmare! Hospitals are reaching full capacity! Everyone is going to die from Covid!” they are completely misleading people while invoking fear. There are currently less than 84k people in hospitals across the entire country, that they allege is due to Covid. To provide a little perspective, in 2009 there were over 4.7 million cancer-related hospitalizations alone.

Just remember, when legacy news media is headlining with, “new world record of 100,000 Covid cases today,” keep in mind that “cases” means “tested positive,” with most people having little to no symptoms, 90% being asymptomatic, and the recovery rate averages 98%, which is much higher for those under 65.

Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the US. Between 250,000 and 440,000 people die annually from medical errors alone. These are numbers that require attention when it comes to Covid, where they have suppressed treatments and are still using ventilators today, despite the fact they are a death sentence, and many doctors have provided other solutions. They have even held senate hearings on these matters, to no avail.

The 2017-2018 highly contagious flu season resulted in 810,000 hospitalizations and over 61,000 deaths – that no one heard a peep about. There were no lockdowns, mask mandates, or restrictions. Chew on that for a bit.

Continue to Part 2 – COVID-19: CDC’s New “PIC” and The Hidden Data >>>

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Corey Lynn is an investigative journalist, co-host of the weekly Dig It! podcast, and co-host of The Solution Series. Follow her at, on Twitter, Gab, Truth, Rumble, and Telegram. Support her work by becoming a Patron, making a donation or buying a Book.


  • Mary Cook

    Mid Indiana- one local hospital full capacity due to Pneumonia! Not CoVid19-Sars2.
    Two different nurses, not related in discussion, gave same comment.
    Two different doctors said Pneumonia is due to full time mask mandates since March as we are now re- infecting ourselves
    ‘PIC’- box show up on admit/ assessment paperwork in medical settings.
    Stand for ‘ Pneumonia, Influenza, CoVid’
    Bundle three symptoms/ illnesses into one number for caseload.
    PIC info on CDC website if you dig.
    2020 fall flu dose is for H1N1- the Swine Flu of the past. Again- CDC website.
    Dr Fauci announced early 2020 that Swine Flu would crossover with CoVid19 this fall and make for bad season.
    Fall Flu- type A & type B have different characteristics. CDC breaks it all down so you can see some other man made ‘ things’ in our seasonal flu.
    What covers what ? Whose watching?
    Let’s make up a ‘new numbers category ‘!!
    Thx for your great work Corey!

  • GR

    Nice work Corey! In one article, you seemed to have covered it all. Bravo! I just wish to hell that those in power, who are getting so aroused by the desire for the “Great Reset,” would kindly go about their business without involving the rest of us. However, it appears that is not possible; we apparently are being encouraged to participate with them willingly or not, hence the consistent “bad news” from our wonderful legacy media as they attempt to reel us into their web.

  • Erin D

    A case isn’t just a positive (unreliable PCR) test. Probable cases are being included as cases. Probable cases can be anyone who might have been near a person who tested (fake unreliable PCR) positive. So to me, there isn’t much that is real about this. A regular virus that politicians and media jumped on and used As a distraction to to very bad things during an election year.

  • M.P.

    In the state of Washington , my son is in Harborview Medical Center waking up from a coma after 8 weeks. This is an extremely critical time to have family present to assist with his brain injury recovery. The entire visiting of inpatients has been halted, except I know of 2 exceptions. Administrators say no visitors are allowed. When asked how many cases. There were 25 in a 1000 bed facility. All of his Dr., psychiatrist, rehab psychologist, occupational therapist are advocating for me to visit. The CNO and CMO are not responding to phone calls, nor to the letter from lawyers requesting visitation to prevent harm. Is anyone filing a class action suit pro bono?
    Any other suggestions?

    • Corey Lynn

      Hi M.P., I am so sorry to hear about your son and how they are treating you. I reached out to a friend in WA to see if she knows any someone in that area who is fighting on these fronts. She recommended contacting Ariella Wagonfeld at Seattle Litigation Group. I don’t believe it is pro bono, but I think it is a free consultation. Maybe she can help? Their website is: I hope this helps.

    • Sharon T

      I’m so sorry. Please check out the information from Peggy Hall for Patients Bill of Rights on her website

  • RL Greene

    With all these weird numbers on COVID and things looking like they’re being reported falsely I keep wondering why then does the President support us all getting a vaccine by the end of next year? Noone is talking about or asking this question? What’s in it for him and Pence?

    • Shannon

      If he said no vaccine, everything is a lie. Get over it. He would not be successful. There is not going to be a safe vaccine. I’m pretty sure he would be sure to guarantee that the proper testing be done. I’ve heard therapeutics will me made available. I am not sure, but in seeking an answer to the very same question, that is what I’ve found out. Just keep digging for more information about Trump if u have doubts, till you feel like you have a a answer you can rely on. I had to keep looking for something about him bad for a long time till I’ve come to. My conclusion, if he had a history hidden from public, we would definitely know people hate him so so much. But just keep searching and asking. We cant trust anyone. Maybe Corey’s has a better answer. I’m very interested in it too if so. I’d like to have some good source for my gut feelings.

  • Kurt Anderson

    The timing of this beginning last March and proceeding through the election was always suspicious. Always ask qui bono. Who benefits? What is it Rham said, “never let a crisis go to waste”.

    • Shannon

      If this never happened our economy would be so great by now, all his hard work would show, he wouldn’t be blamed for people dieing like these fools are saying. But if he buys real estate in the places the riot zones or investments in them some how I’d definitely have suspicious thoughts. BUT IFhe bought them in order to prevent the bad people from taking the control, in order to keep America safe, that would make sense too. But that’s the way to make money. Buy property in riot zones. I Just watched Robert Kennedy jr and this lady talk about this yesterday. Check out children’s health defense website if you want to know what I’m talking about.

  • Lake Child

    I just had my personal family experience with covid. I live with my parenst who are both 81-82 years old. My mom got sick first the days before Thanksgiving, then Myself, then my dad. It was definitely a distinct illness different than normal flu or bronchitis like illnesses we usually get once a year or two. I will describe to be helpful. It starts out with generalized illness, sore throat, and oddly unmucousy cough.. Not the normal gunk in the lungs, just an annoying cough pretty strong urge to cough. then progresses to a fever (and in my case horrendous many days of nightmarish headache), where you feel very hot for a LONG time, it just does not want to go away.Day after day of fever from slightly high to 101 or so. My mother and i mostly recovered after over 3 weeks, but today out of the blue she started having trouble breathing, and i had to put her on an oxygen machine. My Father came close to dying, in my opinion. i had to bring him to the emergency room (I was mostly recovered but still contagious at that point) He was severely dehydrated and having trouble eating or drinking for so long he needed fluids. He tested positive of course, as i already knew it was covid from me losing my sense of smell altogether. I still smell NOTHING. He has since improved enough, i no longer worry he has lost his will to live as he had before, but he is still sick, and having diarrhea and looks quite frail. The hospital was quiet, although we live in the Utah zone you wrote about which received scary phone notifications saying hospitals were overwhelmed etc… Well the hospital got to us right away, even had us wait in the very unusually quiet waiting room (despite knowing we both had covid) and then took us back to a room for his second wait for doc and IV chest x-ray and covid tests and bloodwork. the nurses and docs all had masks and goggle saftey glasses, but no one acted too afraid of us and were very nice to us both. It looked like they were being careful but not paranoid about dealing with covid cases.
    I will add, I HAD HCQ zinc etc in the house from a previous rheumatoid condition, which i was able to give them access to early on. My Dad claimed its why he lost his fever early. Since i saved it mostly for them, I didn’t feel like it had any effect on myself. I resorted to using an antibiotic in the end, which seemed to work better. My Dad was so disappointed in the reaction he got from doctors, that there was No treatment offered, and they didn’t even seem concerned he couldn’t eat for over two weeks. They basically said if he drank he didnt need to eat. For me, having an 82 yr old father be unable to swallow for 2 weeks was very terrifying. I was watching him slip away.
    I really did what i could back in March to prepare for the possibilities of a family covid experience, as i know when you live together, you WILL undoubtedly get sick together. My smart decision to seek out an oxygen machine (used from a church supply shed) and get it ready with new filters and tubes really came in handy today when mom suddenly showed major breathing troubles after being mostly recovered. The scariest thing for me, was watching my dad grow so despondent, and acting so close to giving up. H feels like the last few years of his life have been taken away from him. his hobbies at a local museum closed down on him, friends removed, church life removed, he had already lost his sister to covid in April back near NYCity in the first big nursing home wave. It’s been a horrible year mentally traumatic on these old folks.
    So I have to say, after dealing with this since around thanksgiving, and STILL dealing with it, I can see why this isn’t just the flu. But i also feel the whole mask thing is arbitrary and ineffective anyway for the general public, and obviously didn’t protect them anyway. It seems like the true goal is to prolong the suffering as long as possible, to make life never go back to normal. The depression of losing their world, is what will be killing the spirits of old people in all this. It’s so disturbing to see how little support they got from doctors, who basically said go home there’s nothing we can do to help you. The censored doctors at least offer hope and a helping ear and the CARE factor.
    i was LIVID with the Utah messages….like way to scare old people from going to the ER. So maddening, and right before the election was the first message. The second was even more urgent sounding, and as it turned out, we went to the ER ourselves, and saw it was not as described. I’m sure hospitals are tired and weary of this too…..but luckily our hospital system here seamed to be handling it pretty well, actually i myself would have been much more precautionary that they were being. i was surprised they even let me go in with him, but they did.On a side note, i had to wear a mask for those few hours while he got IV, which was so hot and hard to breathe. by the time we got home, I had gotten sick again with sore throat. So i do think the mask can have that effect of making people sicker. I felt really bad for the nurses and docs who have to wear those all day every day. So I felt they deserved me doing it for them, no problem. but i did notice it made me sick for another round again. I have a 70 yr old retired nurse friend. her friends were still working. THREE of her friends have died from covid, from caring for covid pts, and then also one of the husbands. So it’s a tough situation. Half the people think its a fake disease, the other think its the biggest threat to everyone. Maybe it’s something in the middle . Not easy, but under treated and over reported. I’m glad I had what i had on hand, because no one offered us a treatment.

  • Maria

    That’s an amazing anecdote above. As I read this report, I couldn’t help but have questions. Since the beginning, I have been steadfastly of the opinion that this is a plandemic. That COVID is real, but exaggerated.

    People in my camp tend to focus on death and recovery rates. I’m starting to hear more and more about the “what comes after COVID” reports that give me pause.

    1) in January, a friend came down with a full body rash. It is still not diagnosed. It was traumatic and painful. He said it felt like kerosene has been dumped on him. His skin molted off. They never figured it out. Not psoriasis. Not syphilis. He tested posture for COVID antibodies and has no memory of being sick.
    2) In March, I came down with a tickle cough, aches, pains, malaise, low grade fever, loose stool, and the most epic headache of my life. I stayed in bed for a day. Everything was back to normal in a day and a half. 4 months later, I still tested negative for COVID antibodies.
    3) I was just informed that a friend caught it in the Ukraine (he’s a diplomat of sorts). He lost his sense of smell. The illness was whatever. Sense of smell has not returned and it’s been 4-5 weeks. I read that olfactory nerves are the ones ones the regenerate, so I think it’s going to take some time.
    4) heard a member at my gym tell our front desk that he had COVID in the first wave. It wasn’t bad. But then he had a stroke because his blood was thicker. Then he admitted he hadn’t been taking his blood pressure medication, and that he “had some other things going on.” But still!
    5) a woman close to me said she knew tons of people who had died of it. I said I knew none. In fact, I personally know more people denied cancer therapy than who had Covid. I personally know more people who had false positives than Covid. So…

    So I have mixed feelings. How much work has been down to try to estimate the long term damage to people who had COVID? What percentage of those “recovered” have complications from it? Would like to see that report.

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