The media in the US has gone crazy, disputing the implications of a CDC report that only 6% of all COVID19 cases died solely from COVID without any other pre-existing conditions. One August 31st, the New York Post ran the headline: “94% of Americans who dies from COVID-19 had contributing conditions:CDC”
Ninety-four percent of Americans who died from COVID-19 had other “types of health conditions and contributing causes” in addition to the virus, according to a new CDC report.
Using provisional data on coronavirus-related deaths from the week ending Feb. 1 through Aug. 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded last week that “for 6 percent 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 report said.
Respiratory conditions such as influenza and pneumonia, respiratory failure and respiratory arrest, as well as circulatory conditions such as hypertensive diseases, cardiac arrest and heart failure are on the list.
Other conditions included sepsis, diabetes, renal failure and Alzheimer’s disease.
The counts are based on death certificates, which the agency called “the most reliable source of data.”
However, the provisional data is not yet complete, the counts are not final, and they should not be compared across states, the agency warned.
As of Monday, the US has surpassed 6 million coronavirus cases and 183,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins University statistics show.
Many other mainstream media outlets tried to explain this in different ways, exploring the grey areas between COVID19 directly killing people, or being the last straw for an already chronically ill patient. Most were trying to make it look like COVID19 is still more serious than it has been portrayed.
The Miami Herald reported:
“The misconception went viral on social media; Twitter removed a tweet on Sunday that promoted the false interpretation of the CDC’s data, which President Donald Trump shared to his 85.6 million followers, media outlets reported.
What the CDC’s update really means is that 94% of the people who died from the coronavirus had at least one other health condition, in addition to COVID-19, that could have contributed to their passing — not that the additional factor was the sole reason for it.”
Comment: However you look at it, healthy people with no co-morbidities or pre-existing conditions, who are not obese, are not immune compromised, are not on medications like ACE inhibitors etc. are in the vast majority of cases NOT going to get sick or die from COVID19. Therefore, based on that FACT, locking healthy people in their homes, stopping children going to school, mandating the wearing of masks makes absolutely no rational sense, and those experts who continue to advocate for this, including Dr Fauci and Dr Birx in the USA and Dr Ferguson, Whitty, Valance et al in the UK, are responsible for propagating a most tragic situation on millions of people, who have lost their jobs and in many cases, their lives as a result of this flawed strategy.
It doesn’t matter now how you put it, it seems the facts are in. If you are healthy, COVID19 is not a risk. Testing positive with a flawed PCR test doesn’t change that if you are not expressing symptoms. If you have mild symptoms, stay at home and rest. Only the most vulnerable will need help and should be protected. The rest of us will be OK.