Correct for the CDC’s usual death figure inflation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has forecast 233,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of this month with up to 6,800 new fatalities in the last week of October alone.
In a report on its website the CDC writes: ‘This week’s national ensemble forecast indicates an uncertain trend in new COVID-19 deaths reported over the next four weeks and predicts that 2,800 to 6,800 new deaths will likely be reported during the week ending October 31, 2020.
140 to 340 people who were already dying might die by 10/31. And by then, maybe the CDC will have isolated a sample? If not, then just multiple by 0.