A new reported out by the CDC reveals that 94% of COVID deaths in the US weren’t just COVID, meaning they all had other “health conditions and contributing causes:”
CBS 2 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data last week that depicts how many Americans who have died from COVID-19 also had contributing conditions.
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 CDC listed the following as the top underlying medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths:
Influenza and pneumonia
Vascular and unspecified dementia
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.
The CDC says provisional death counts may not match counts from other sources, such as numbers from county health departments, because death certificates take time to be completed, states report at different rates, it takes officials extra time to code COVID-19 deaths, and because other reporting systems use different definitions or methods for counting deaths.
In other words, it’s the vulnerable who are vulnerable to the virus. What about the rest of us and all of this lockdown madness?
Adding to this, over the weekend the NY Times reported that up to 90% of positive tests are actually false positives:
Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.
Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time. But researchers say the solution is not to test less, or to skip testing people without symptoms, as recently suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Instead, new data underscore the need for more widespread use of rapid tests, even if they are less sensitive.
This number of amplification cycles needed to find the virus, called the cycle threshold, is never included in the results sent to doctors and coronavirus patients, although it could tell them how infectious the patients are.
In three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds, compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus, a review by The Times found.
On Thursday, the United States recorded 45,604 new coronavirus cases, according to a database maintained by The Times. If the rates of contagiousness in Massachusetts and New York were to apply nationwide, then perhaps only 4,500 of those people may actually need to isolate and submit to contact tracing.
90 percent is a huge number of false positives. As Phil Kerpen notes…
Reminder, the New York Times admitted over the weekend that up to 90% of the daily so-called case count are false positives.
Will Media/governments just continue to obsess about cases this week anyway?
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) August 31, 2020
Why, yes, of course they will. The media loves panic and they also need to keep up the push to explain what a ‘terrible’ job Trump is doing. Because November.