Conspiracy theory of CDC under-reporting COVID-19 deaths re-emerges

A widely circulated article is claiming the CDC has inflated the number of COVID-19 deaths by 1600%, due to changing the way COVID-19 deaths are recorded. This claim had been fact checked and found to be false previously, but has resurfaced due to routine guidance coming from the US National Center for Health Statistics on updating COVID-19 mortality data collection codes for a World Health Organization system (not the CDC). Death reporting has not changed significantly in the US during the pandemic, and health officials actually believe COVID-19 deaths are undercounted.

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