New CDC Report: Only 6% of ‘COVID-19 Deaths’ From COVID-19 Alone
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that shows only 6% of COVID-19 death – fewer than 10,000 – are directly from COVID-19 alone.
The overwhelming majority were among those with, on average, 2-3 comorbid conditions or advanced age, including influenza, pneumonia, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and more, as well as the vast majority being those of advanced age.
We have terrified the American people and wrecked the economy for this.
According to the report, only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had other “health conditions and contributing causes.”
The report reads in part:
Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.
The CDC listed the following as the top underlying medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths:
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Respiratory failure
- Hypertensive disease
- Vascular and unspecified dementia
- Cardiac arrest
- Heart failure
- Renal failure
- Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
- Other medical conditions
The CDC explains that their data uses provisional death counts to “deliver the most complete and accurate picture of lives lost to COVID-19.”
These numbers are based on death certificates, which the organization says are the most reliable source of data. Death certificates reportedly contain information that is not available anywhere else and includes comorbid conditions, race and ethnicity and place of death.
This comes shortly after the CDC released new guidelines saying there was no need for asymptomatic people to get tested if they were otherwise young and healthy. That’s even if you were exposed to someone who had tested positive for the virus. Then the CDC put up on their official website the following details for people who have covid symptoms:
“If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first. Most people will have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested.”
This illuminates what I have been saying for a long time, there’s a big difference between dying WITH COVID and dying FROM COVID. 94% of people are dying with COVID-19, per the CDC, not because of it. In fact, not only are people dying with it, they are dying with COVID-19 and an average of 2.6 additional conditions or causes of death. This would mean roughly 10,000 deaths are directly attributable to COVID-19 alone. Because right now if you have terminal lung cancer, kidney and liver failure and COVID-19, you are counted as a COVID-19 death.
Now, this doesn’t mean COVID-19 can’t be dangerous, it can. But it’s almost exclusively dangerous among those with extremely ill health, that is multiple serious co-morbidities, or extremely advanced age. Now, to be fair, what we still don’t know is what percentage of people who have died with COVID-19 in 2020 would otherwise be alive if this virus had never existed.
That is, it’s possible there are likely more than the roughly 10,000 people who are listed as dying from COVID-19 alone who have died with COVID-19 and another illness. Maybe if COVID-19 never existed those people could have survived their co-morbidities and might still be alive today.
But this doesn’t justify locking down the economy, destroying small businesses, and shutting society down.
Let’s just be clear here: outside of nursing homes — which comprise nearly half of our deaths in this country despite only having .6 of our population — there is zero reason for any lockdowns to still exist in this country. Zero.
It’s well past time for everyone to be back at work, school, and playing sports on all levels from little league to pro sports. And if you don’t want to do that because the media has terrified you, that’s your choice, you can stay in your house buried under the covers forever, but the rest of the us need to get on with our lives, you can’t hold us hostage any longer.