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The Real COVID Death Rate

Where did you learn that?

 

Unfortunately, I believe this pandemic has become a Machiavellian political issue. That is, those in power have commanded an opportunity to grab more control over society - aka, us little people.


Indeed, the virus can be deadly. However, those most impacted are people with high pre-existing risk of dying soon. Their deaths are tragic, for sure. But a true pandemic spares no one. This simple fact indicates that the lock-downs are unscientific..... and your personal risk of severe COVID symptoms or dying are actually quite low - less than the flu. And we haven't altered our society for the flu.


Here is an article in Medscape for Full Stanford Professor, John Ioannidis, for those of you interested in his view on the COVID science. He is the world's leader in determining science from hype in medicine.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/933977

 

Dr. Mercola sometimes goes over the top. I read his article of today and picked the key points that are factual rather than "conspiracy" focused. Here are some of his key finding.


Just How Deadly Is COVID-19?

According to groundbreaking data8 recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 6% of the total COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. had COVID-19 listed as the sole cause of death on the death certificate.


Six percent of 169,044 (the total death toll as of September 2) is 10,143. “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 states. As reported by Rochester First,9 the top underlying medical conditions included influenza, pneumonia, respiratory failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, heart problems and renal failure.


However, the list also includes 5,424 intentional and unintentional injury and poisoning deaths, so basically, accidents and suicides in which the individual just happened to test positive (or was suspected of being positive for SARS-CoV-2) are also included in the grand total.


(Please note, these data were accurate as of this writing. The CDC does not notate when data is altered as new death certificates come in, so the numbers may therefore be different from what is reported here, depending on when you’re looking at it. For the most up-to-date figures, see the CDC’s website.10)


The fact that only 6% of COVID-19-related deaths are directly attributable to SARS-CoV-2 is bad news when you’re trying to keep a doomsday narrative going. In what appears to be a blatant attempt to minimize exposure of these data, social media platforms have censored many trying to share it.11


  • 8 CDC.gov August 26, 2020

  • 9 Rochester First August 31, 2020

  • 10 CDC.gov August 26, 2020, Updated September 2, 2020, Table 3

  • 11 WBKO.com August 31, 2020

 

Similar data have emerged from Palm Beach County, Florida, where an investigation by CBS 1212 I-Team revealed only 86 of the reported 658 COVID-19 deaths had “COVID-19 pneumonia” listed as the sole cause of death.


All others had multiple comorbidities, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and dementia. As noted by CBS 12, “Most Palm Beach County COVID deaths cannot be attributed to COVID alone.”


While Dr. Terry Adirim, senior associate dean at the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, told the I-Team that “it makes sense to count them [people with comorbid conditions] toward COVID deaths because the virus may have made an otherwise nonfatal illness like a heart condition deadly,” the converse argument can also be made.

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