We can no longer trust any data from state or federal governmental agencies. This is not about science anymore – it’s hype, hysteria, and political manipulation. Trolling for federal tax dollars – Medicaid COVID-19 bonuses. It will be impossible to accurately study the effects of the various state lockdowns; mask wearing; social distancing, etc. Maybe that’s the point . . .
The Tennessee Department of Health is now reporting “probable” and “confirmed” cases of the coronavirus. On June 12, Tennessee’s number of COVID-19 cases rose sharply once again. It jumped to 21,126 cases — up nearly 800 from the day before.
But the state department of health is now including “probable” cases in that total number, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Meets clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.
- Meets presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence.
- Meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.
- Meets confirmatory laboratory evidence.
“We want to present a clear picture of the burden of COVID-19 on our state,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey. “We want Tennesseans to understand the reason it may appear that we’ve had an increase in our cases and tests completed.”
A probable case could meet clinical criteria and epidemiological evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed; meet presumptive laboratory evidence and either clinical criteria or epidemiological evidence; or meet vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed, per the CDC.
In order for it to be counted as confirmed, it must meet confirmatory laboratory evidence.