Coronavirus statistics may be being inflated in a way that boggles the mind. In April Dr. Deboroah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force made clear that primary-cause COVID deaths, and deaths in which COVID was merely present, would be taken as one and the same. Birx said: “to mark it as COVID-19 infection the intent is right now that those if someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that as a COVID-19.” The key words were “with COVID” and “COVID death.” The very fact that Birx was erasing the distinction showed that she was aware that there was one. The government was true to its word. In making “with COVID” the same as “of COVID,” COVID totals could differ sharply from reality. At present, the COVID totals being announced by mass media, taken from the CDC, are defined as any death “involving” COVID, whether it was the primary cause of death or not.