Report: Analysis of Minnesota Death Certificate Data Shows CDC Repeatedly Removed COVID Vax as a Cause of Death

An analysis of death certificates in Minnesota has found that the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) repeatedly omitted the COVID vaccine as a potential cause of death in its classification data. A source provided the Brownstone Institute with the death certificates for all deaths that occurred in Minnesota from 2015 to the present.

While references to the COVID injections on death certificates are already exceedingly rare “because of widespread medical establishment denialism of vaccine adverse side effects,” according to the Brownstone Institute, the CDC allegedly “committed data fraud” in almost every death certificate that actually did identify a COVID vaccine as a cause of death.

Death certificates are filled out when a person dies and contain a lot of information— including the causes of death (CoD)—for official and legal purposes.

Causes of death refer to the medical conditions that ultimately played some role in the demise of the decedent. To qualify as a CoD, a condition only needs to contribute to the medical decline of the decedent in some way, but doesn’t have to be directly responsible for whatever ultimately killed the person. If someone had high blood pressure, and subsequently suffered a heart attack that led to cardiac arrest which killed them, all three conditions qualify as CoD. On the other hand, this unfortunate fellow’s ingrown toenail is not a cause of death, because it in no way contributed to their demise.

The coding system that is used to classify the many thousands of medical conditions that can play a role in a person’s death is known as the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). It is updated/revised every few years to keep up with new medical (or bureaucratic) developments, as new conditions are discovered and old conditions are reorganized or reclassified.

The current iteration of the ICD that was analyzed by Brownstone is the tenth version, known as ICD 10.

While the person who fills out the death certificate writes a text description of the CoD, the CDC is responsible for assigning the ICD 10 codes for the CoD.

The CDC receives the death certificates from the various states and applies ICD 10 codes. This is primarily done with a secret algorithm, with a tiny percentage of cases adjudicated by CDC staff when the algorithm is unable to confidently assign an ICD code to the text description written on the actual death certificate (such as confounding spelling or a text description that does not make much sense).

The two ICD 10 codes that are used for vaccine side effects are T88.1 and Y59.0.

According to Brownstone’s analysis of the Minnesota data, the “CDC committed data fraud by not assigning the ICD 10 code for vaccine side effects to the causes of death” listed on a number of death certificates.

In one example, a death certificate identified both a COVID vaccine and COVID itself as contributory to the cause of death: “COVID vaccine second dose 10 hrs prior to death;” “history of COVID infection in May 2020” (about 7-8 months prior to death).

The CDC assigned the U70.1 “COVID-19, virus identified” code for the CoD but not the T88.1 or Y59.0 codes for the COVID vaccine.

“Any remotely objective person would presume that if a condition that occurred seven months prior without any clear link to the actual death still nevertheless meets the standard for being identified as a CoD, then surely a condition or event that occurred a mere TEN HOURS before death identified by the doctor filling out the death certificate merits inclusion as a CoD,” Brownstone opined.

This decedent below suffered a cardiac arrest that ultimately led to her death just one day after being vaccinated, yet the CDC failed to include the appropriate T88.1 or Y59.0 codes.



In another example, a death certificate noted that “the decedent ‘felt sick after the vaccine’ and died four days later from a heart attack.” Again, the CDC neglected to include the T88.1 or Y59.0 codes.

Brownstone noted that the average age of the decedents in the death certificate data it anaylized was 80-years-old.

This is important to highlight because whereas young people “dying suddenly” stands out, there has been much less attention or acknowledgement of the COVID vaccine’s devastating toll upon the old and frail, where deaths – even those that occur in close proximity to vaccination – are readily attributed to prior health conditions.

Although only Minnesota death certificates were looked at, Brownstone’s analysis calls into question the CDC’s CoD numbers in every state.

“If the CDC is willing to fraudulently alter data (or even if the CDC is just too incompetent to avoid corrupting data), all data under the aegis of the CDC is potentially suspect, especially if it relates to a controversial political or social issue,” Brownstown’s Aaron Hertzberg wrote. “The implications of this are disturbing, to say the least.”

John Beaudoin, Sr. is an engineer and data analyst, has filed numerous lawsuits against states and health authorities, seeking transparency about death certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He is the author of the forthcoming book “The Real CDC: COVID Facts For Regular People.”

“There’s a term in law I use—Res ipsa loquitur—Let the facts speak for themselves,” Beaudoin told Dr. Drew Pinsky in a recent interview. “Somebody takes the vaccine and dies in front of you, do you need person to write a research paper on it? How about ten of them? How about 100 people died from the vaccine within a couple hours? Do you really need a person to write a research paper to tell you what it was?”

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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