I've posted a link at bottom of this post to the document from which the following quote was taken. Dated March 24, 2020.
"Should “COVID-19” be reported on the death certificate only with a confirmed test?
COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is
assumed to have caused or CONTRIBUTED (emphasis mine) to death. Certifiers should include as much detail as possible based on their knowledge of the case, medical records, laboratory testing, etc. If the decedent had other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma that may have also contributed, these conditions can be reported in Part II. (See attached Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths)"
The CDC is clarifying their protocol for when covid-19 testing is unavailable (maybe due to a testing shortage, maybe the patient died in the home, etc.). This was in an email sent to notify those responsible about
the new ICD code created for covid-19 in March. You've gotten hung up on the word "contributed"- I don't see anything to be concerned about
From the same email and regarding the code:
“Will COVID-19 be the underlying cause?
The underlying cause depends upon what and where conditions are reported on the death certificate. However, the rules for coding and selection of the underlying cause of death are expected to result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.”
So if this code is being used and existing rules are followed, it is likely that this code will end up on part 1 of a death certificate. If covid-19 is a “contributing” cause, the code should be listed in part 2 of the death certificate.
Here’s a blank death certificate:https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/death11-03final-acc.pdf
“PART II. Enter other significant conditions contributing
to death but not resulting in the underlying cause given in PART I”
...Do you have any reason to be concerned that when covid-19 is listed in part 2 of a death certificate, that it would be counted as a covid-19 death by the CDC?
You really should listen to the interview of Dr. Jensen in one of my above posts. He goes into detail about the death certificates and how things were changed for Covid. He says the "contributed" part is where the CDC went wrong.
From your linked video with Dr. Jenson he says:
“When the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said that we can go ahead and put the cause of death as covid-19, if it contributed, that’s where they went wrong.”
It sounds like he's saying at some point the MDH made a statement that when covid-19 is only a contributing factor, that it should be listed in part 1 of the death certificate. Unfortunately Dr. Jenson did not provide any evidence of this, the show didn’t dig anything up for its viewers, and the interviewer didn’t ask any additional questions to Dr. Jenson about
I looked through the covid-19 section of the MDH and I could only find this:
“Data collected as part of death registration is consistent with the CDC’s U.S. Standard Death Certificate.”https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/hcp/reportdeath.html
If you happen to know what he's talking about
specifically, please let me know...