Other Factors Causing COVID-19 Deaths?

There have been videos floating around the internet of medical physicians speaking out against COVID-19 death numbers. I’ve also had conversations with people who are labeling this pandemic a hoax. So when I came across an article that justifies what’s been said, I had to share it with you all.

The following information is from Kare 11.

A report from the CDC shows that pre-existing conditions play a part in 94% of the COVID-19 deaths; only 6% are from the actual virus. However, the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Hennepin Healthcare, Dr. David Hilden, advised that people are misinterpreting the report. It’s false to assume that only 6% of the reported deaths are from COVID-19 and 94% are from something else.

Dr. Hilden says the CDC report is following guidelines and industry practices that have been used for decades.

He says death certificates include every condition and factor that played a role in a person’s death.

He says that if a person dies from a heart attack, the heart attack itself would be the primary cause of death, but a secondary cause of death, or a contributing factor may include things like diabetes, obesity, or heavy drug use.

But at the end of the day, the heart attack is why the person died.

Many are arguing that the CDC and major media outlets are altering the numbers by including patients who test positive for COVID-19 but die from other illnesses. The CDC ended up making the following statement:

Death certificates list any causes or conditions that contributed to the death. These causes are entered into the death certificate by a physician, medical examiner, or coroner. Death certificates may have one or more causes or conditions listed, as determined based on the medical expertise of that professional.

The underlying cause of death is the condition that began the chain of events that ultimately led to the person’s death. In 92% of all deaths that mention COVID-19, COVID-19 is listed as the underlying cause of death.

As of August 22, there were 161,392 death certificates that listed COVID-19 as a cause of death.

In 6% of the death certificates that list COVID-19, only one cause or condition is listed.

In 94% of deaths with COVID-19, other conditions are listed in addition to COVID-19. These causes may include chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension.

They may also include acute conditions that occurred as a result of COVID-19, such as pneumonia or respiratory failure.

In the table “Conditions contributing to deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), by age group, United States” the number of deaths with each condition or cause is shown for all deaths and by age groups. This does not represent new information as NCHS has been publishing this same information since the outset when we began posting data on COVID-19 deaths on our web site.

At this point, stressing over this virus is not an option for me. If it’s airborne, then there’s no escaping it. Taking the proper precautions with our health and following safety guidelines are the only things we can do to slow down the spread.

To check out the full article, click here. If you have any additional information, feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…

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