Emergency use ICD codes for COVID-19 disease outbreak
The COVID-19 disease outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern.
- In ICD-11, the code for the confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 is RA01.0 and the code for the clinical diagnosis (suspected or probable) of COVID-19 is RA01.1.
- An emergency ICD-10 code of ‘U07.1 COVID-19, virus identified’ is assigned to a disease diagnosis of COVID-19 confirmed by laboratory testing.
- An emergency ICD-10 code of ‘U07.2 COVID-19, virus not identified’ is assigned to a clinical or epidemiological diagnosis of COVID-19 where laboratory confirmation is inconclusive or not available.
- Both U07.1 and U07.2 may be used for mortality coding as cause of death
There is a large temptation for governments to take maximum advantage of the fluid environment created by the alleged "pandemic health crisis" to achieve desired goals. You have heard the politicians’ mantra: "never let a crisis go to waste."
Governments are juicing the numerator*, (deaths), making this as large as possible. Things like the WHO medical codes ensure that.
The denominator should be projected cases, but is usually just the misleading and obviously test-constrained tested/confirmed cases, which is artificially low.
Doing so encourages fear, freak-outs and compliance.
It is a bit like this:
Governments are drooling over "convincing" their populations to give up more rights for more robust tracking/control/safety Read this carefully → https://id2020.org/ — This is where we are headed if we don’t dig in and immediately defend our civil rights and liberties.