On August 26, the CDC updated its site with a co-morbidities section, where they admit only about 6% of the reported deaths by Covid in the US in 2020 were due to Covid alone. The other 94% of deaths included an average of 2.6 other causes—although we still aren’t told which cause was primary. Most of these deaths were among the elderly, which means we can include one other co-morbidity: OLD AGE.
This reduces the death-by-Covid number from 185,000 to about 11,000. That is not a Covid pandemic, since 11,000 is a pretty small number for an 8-month period. In the same period, about 30,000 people died in car wrecks.
. So Covid is more than three times less dangerous than the old flu.
And if we continue to study the CDC’s own published numbers, we find that young people are almost untouched. In the first third of the chart, we are given deaths due to influenza + pneumonia, and a total of about 64,000 deaths. About 86% are over 60 years old, so the odds as well as logic tell us those people were about to die anyway. Only 634 of those are under 35, and only 102 are under 25. But remember, only 6% of those are Covid-only deaths, so the under-35 number is actually 38 and the under-25 number is actually. . . 6. Yep, only 6 of 64,000 deaths were due to Covid-alone in those under 25. That is less than .00009, just so you know. Less than 1 in 10,000. Since there are about 100 million people under 25 in the US, the fraction goes even lower, to .0000002. Your odds of dying of Covid in an 8-month period in the US are about 2 in ten million. Over a lifetime, that would be about 1 in 50,000. You are about as likely to die from a bee or wasp sting. About ten times more likely to die in a plane crash, 14 times as likely to choke on food, 33 times as likely to die in a fire, 77 times as likely to get run over, and 440 times as likely to die in a car. So do you go around in a panic about those things all the time? Have we bankrupted large parts of the world for any of those things?
You will say, “Sure, but that is just for the under-25 people”. Yes, but the numbers are similar if you are middle age, 45-54. In that case, the number is 3,710 out of 64,000. But Covid-only brings that number down to 223. So, still only .0035, or 1 in 287. There are about 40 million people in that age group in the US, so .000017 is our fraction. Your odds of dying of Covid in an 8-month period in the US are about 1 in 50,000, or over a lifetime about 1 in 500. About the same as getting run over. You are about twice as likely to get killed by a gun. You are 4 times more likely to die by falling, 4 times more likely to die in a car, 4 times more likely to die of poisoning, 4 times more likely to die of suicide, 18 times as likely to die of chronic lower respiratory disease, and 70 times as likely to die of heart disease or cancer.
I yellowed chronic lower respiratory disease for a reason. It is because that is one of the main co- morbidities listed for Covid. That is very important, and you should dwell on it. In general, chronic lower respiratory disease is the second most common cause of death, as you see in that last link to the National Safety Council. So you should find it strange to see it listed as a cause of death along with Covid. The second section at the CDC is about 13,000 deaths listed as chronic lower respiratory
In fact, according to mainstream numbers, about 37,000 people die of the regular
flu in every 8-month period
disease. “Chronic” means it didn’t just arrive: it has been around a while in the individual. Chronic lower respiratory disease isn’t caused by influenza, since influenza is an acute reaction, not a chronic one. It is caused by smoking, long-term environmental or work exposure, and things of that nature. So that answers my question above about which of the 4 or 5 co-morbidities was primary. With people over 50, the primary causes of death among several listed would be chronic lower respiratory disease or old age, not the flu. In all those instances, Covid would be a sidelight at best.
Another 52,000 are listed as “respiratory failure”, and another 3,000 as “respiratory arrest”. I’m sorry, what’s the difference, exactly? We can see we are still being jerked here, since neither respiratory failure nor respiratory arrest are causes of death. They are results of some underlying cause, which then causes death. Is that underlying cause the common cold or is it smoking three packs a day for 40 years? You decide.
Another 33,000 are listed as hypertensive diseases, which would include heart attack. So they are admitting that they assigned at least 33,000 heart attacks to Covid. But the next 56,000 are also assigned to heart failure or cardiac arrest, etc., so we are up to 89,000 heart failures assigned to the common cold. That’s about half the total, by the way.
Another 24,000 are listed as diabetes, and Covid does not give you diabetes.
Another 13,000 are listed as sepsis, which means being in the hospital killed them.
Another 5,000 are listed as obese, and Covid does not make you obese. Nor does it target fat people. Another 5,000 are listed as dying of Alzheimers.
73,500 are listed as “all other causes”. That’s 40% of the total of 185,000, which is a huge amount of fudge. But I guess OLD AGE fits into this category. It also means they are admitting they don’t know why most of these people died, only that they did. But if they don’t know why these people died, then they can’t know that they died of Covid, right? Logic.
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