(Update: Revised CDC survival rate of COVID-19 virus is 99.8%. Flu is 99.9%.)
Alone, the CDC’s release of new data that 94% of COVID deaths had “comorbidities or underlying conditions” might not be as alarming as some have made it.
However, when the CDC lists “cardiac arrests and “heart failure” comorbidities, one might wonder how honest the government is being with its COVID death toll.
No, having a heart attack doesn’t help when you are slowly dying of COVID.
In the recent CDC report which made tidal waves across the Internet, by revealing that only 6% of 200,000-something reported US COVID deaths died only of COVID, it was widely assumed that this would mean weakening conditions, such as diabetes or morbid obesity, which may not be the direct cause of death, but they don’t help.
Now we learn that the CDC lists “cardiac arrest,” heart failure,” and influenza and pneumonia, as comorbid conditions. In other words, if you had flu and COVID both, you died of COVID. Period. Same with a heart attack.
Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, said:
“If someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death,”
You can’t get any more upfront than that. And yet here we are still locked down.
This is important, because heart disease, along with cancer, are the leading causes of death in the US. This would explain why, during one critical time period in the Spring in New York State, all other causes of death suddenly dropped dramatically.
Immediately after that, in May, Governor Cuomo starts seeding the nursing homes with COVID patients, and all hell breaks loose, causing the excess deaths over and above even a bad flu season.
Oh yes, this coincides with the time New York City ordered those refrigerated trucks to show on the nightly news, in anticipation of a wave of deaths. They got them.
The New York – New Jersey metropolitan area is responsible for nearly a quarter of all US deaths. How we got this many deaths should all be becoming very clear now. To anyone but a village idiot, and we certainly have plenty of those.
Leading Causes of Death, US (click for larger)
Doctors and nurses have come out in droves saying that there has been institutional pressure to choose COVID as the “primary” cause of death, when multiple causes were being evaluated. This changes the meaning entirely.
The evidence is anecdotal, but credible coming from established professionals. Dr. Scott Jensen has produced the CDC document with these instructions, “CDC Report Number 3.”
The CDC guidance states:
“In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID-19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely…it is acceptable to report COVID-19 on a death certificate as ‘probable’ or ‘presumed.'”
Below: Dr. Scott Jensen source on CDC encourage COVID to be listed as “primary” cause of death, “CDC Report Number 3.”
In an egregious example of the bias pervading the medical profession, in July a young man in Florida was killed in a motorcycle accident, but was marked down as COVID because he had had a positive test. Lest one think this was merely a simple snafu which was quickly corrected, the County Health officer Dr. Raul Pino, a licensed MD said, presumably with a straight face, that one “could actually argue that it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash.”
Add to that that Medicare is paying hospitals 20% more than standard rates for COVID-19 patients, confirmed or presumed, and we have a perfect storm of perverse incentives.
In mid-May, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration sent hundreds COVID patients into nursing homes, over the frantic objections of nursing home executives. One nursing home executive said later that:
“Cuomo has blood on his hands. He really does. There’s no way to sugarcoat this,”
Playing the innocent, in the manner of a sociopathic arsonist who talks to news stations as ruins smolder behind him, Cuomo described the spread of COVID-19 through nursing homes as “fire through dry grass.”
We don’t know how many thousands, or tens of thousands, died as a result of the policy. But enough questions were raised that it is now under investigation by the US Department of Justice.
And then the coup de grace to the “lockdown or die” narrative. Sweden, which never locked down, never closed bars, schools, restaurants, shops, sports, or even movie theaters, now has a lower death rate than the economically-ravaged US. With the worst yet to come if all business is not soon thrown open without restrictions.
Masks? Sweden never ordered them, and they are rare to see.
The narrative is falling apart, nay, has fallen apart, which nevertheless continues to wreak havoc on the US economy. Governors have said nothing about their original request to the public for 14 days of lockdown to “flatten the curve.” Now they base power on the announcement of “new cases” of the 99.8% survival rate bug (flu is 99.9%.)
Liberal comedian Bill Maher has dubbed it “panic porn.”
Then there are the ongoing problems with COVID tests giving false positives. How many of the patients were one of these?
Finally, with the US ban on the use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) being questioned more than ever, and with other countries reporting great success, it is not known how much lower the US death rate might have been, should the proponents of HCQ emerge as the victors of the debate. One study shows that countries which use the drug to treat COVID have a fraction of the death rate of the US. Countries which use HCQ include Cuba and Israel.
Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch says that 75,000 to 100,000 US lives could be saved by the depoliticization of the HCQ debate. Doctors cite dozens of studies showing the safety and efficacy of HCQ use,
The science cited by these doctors indicates that, even out of the patients who truly can be said to have died of COVID, many did not need to die. The study across different countries shows roughly one-fifth the death rate in countries using HCQ. Accepting official US COVID deaths as 200,000, this would suggests deaths could have been around 40,000, instead of 200,000.
Dr. Scott Jensen Says System is Tilted Toward Labeling Deaths as COVID.
BREAKING NEWS: MODERNA PATENT DOCUMENT WARNED OF “DELIBERATE RELEASE” OF CORONAVIRUS IN MARCH 2019, 9 MONTHS BEFORE CRISIS