Number of deaths in England attributed solely to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Roland Gilmore made this Freedom of Information request to NHS England

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Dear NHS England,

The number of deaths where COVID-19, the condition associated with SARS CoV 2 infection is only officially reported as "mentioned on the death certificate" however; the result of a positive test result does not necessarily indicate the cause of death. Since everyone admitted to hospital is subject to testing for the infection, the official report is not evidence of what caused a patient to die. Please therefore disclose the number of people who have died solely as a result of infection and complications caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Yours faithfully,

Roland Gilmore

CONTACTUS, England (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

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FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

Dear Roland Gilmore,

Thank you for your communication dated 24 November 2020.

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Roland Gilmore left an annotation ()

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FOITEAMCRMMAILBOX (NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT - X24), NHS England

Dear Roland Gilmore,  

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 24 November
2020.

Your exact request was:

“The number of deaths where COVID-19, the condition associated with SARS
CoV 2 infection is only officially reported as "mentioned on the death
certificate" however; the result of a positive test result  does not
necessarily indicate the cause of death. Since everyone admitted to
hospital is subject to testing for the infection, the official report is
not evidence of what caused a patient to die.  Please therefore disclose
the number of people who have died solely as a result of infection and
complications  caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”

NHS England does not hold information in relation to your request.

NHS England publishes information on deaths of patients who have died in
hospitals in England and had either tested positive for COVID-19 or where
COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. We do not collect
information on the primary or underlying cause of death.

The Office for National Statistics publishes an alternative set of data
that contains only cases where COVID-19 is recorded as a primary or
underlying cause of death on their death certificate:

[1]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...

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Roland Gilmore left an annotation ()

NHS England say that they do not hold the information requested and do not say which department of government holds that information. Therefore; it cannot be claimed that any death is attributable to COVID-19. Senior scientists have debunked the science behind the Corman-Drosten paper, which described a protocol for using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique to detect Covid, finding 10 fatal flaws, including major failings in the operating procedure and potential conflicts of interest among its authors. The PCR test has been discredited as scientifically meaningless. A new organisation in the UK, calling itself PCR Claims, has been set up to challenge in the courts the British government’s handling of PCR testing for Covid-19.
It appears to be certain that tests are irrelevant and that it is highly misleading for the government or its agencies to report to the public deaths as "within 28 days of a positive test result" and to base government policy upon such data.