There is no evidence that the coronavirus causes heart attacks or anything that can lead to a heart attack, but tens of thousands of them were counted as COVID-19 deaths.
As a general rule, if you’re going to pay someone extra to tell a “little white lie,” they’ll do it. After all, what difference does it make how someone died? That seems to be the case with many hospitals across the nation as they’re counting pretty much any death as a COVID-19 death. Why? Because they government will pay them more for it.
The latest numbers from the CDC reveal hospitals have been counting patients who died from serious preexisting conditions as COVID-19 deaths. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more, as the CDC counts over 51-thousand patients who actually died from heart attacks, as opposed to the coronavirus.
Many across the nation are terrified of catching COVID-19 based on what they believe to be a life-threatening illness. While nobody discounts the potential risks of fatalities with COVID-19, particularly for the elderly, the level of risk is at or near the same levels as other diseases such as the flu. And that assessment from Dr. Simone Gold is based on current CDC numbers that include heart attacks and other non-COVID-19-related deaths.
There is a very big difference between the number of people who died with COVID-19 coronavirus in their system and those died as a direct or even indirect result of contracting COVID-19. Pneumonia, for example, can often be attributed as being caused by COVID-19. Heart attack, diabetes, and other common ailments that killing millions worldwide every year have no direct attribution to COVID-19. There is no evidence that COVID-19 exacerbates these and other preexisting conditions that would lead to death.
In other words, tens of thousands or more Americans who died supposedly from COVID-19 would have died whether they contracted the disease or not.
If someone has the flu and dies from a heart attack, the cause of death is listed as cardiac arrest, not the flu. But the same cannot be said about COVID-19. With the government incentivizing hospitals to bump up numbers, of course they will.