How deadly is the coronavirus? Who is it killing?
Should entire nations, states, and cities lock down despite the facts that the vast majority of those who are victims of the virus are elderly and ill?
Last week, the CDC emphatically confirmed what the Trends Journal has been reporting since the lockdowns began in March: the vast majority of people killed by the virus are from elder care homes, elderly people suffering from pre-existing chronic conditions, and, overall, some 94 percent of all Americans who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions.
The top underlying medical conditions linked with COVID-19 deaths:
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Respiratory failure
- Hypertensive disease
- Vascular and unspecified dementia
- Cardiac arrest
- Heart failure
- Renal failure
- Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning, and other adverse events
As stated directly on the CDC’s website, “For 6 percent of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”
Bottom line: It’s unknown how many Americans whose death certificates list COVID-19 as the cause of death actually died of a serious underlying health issue but tested positive for the virus.
The Trend Continues
One example was noted on 24 April by Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, but it was not widely reported in the mainstream media.
Dr. Ezike said, “If you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live and then you were also found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death, despite if you died of a clear alternative cause, it’s still listed as a COVID death. So, everyone who is listed as a COVID death that doesn’t mean that was the cause of the death, but they had COVID at the time of death.”
Another example: on 15 May, the Denver Post reported, “The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is now clarifying that its death tally includes the total number of fatalities among people who had COVID-19, including those deaths in which the respiratory disease was not the cause of death listed on the death certificate.”
Based on data posted on the CDC’s website, what can be said with certainty, but not given sufficient attention in the Fear and Hysteria headlines saturating mainstream media, is that the people under 65 who are in relatively good health are not likely to be troubled by COVID-19.
In fact, this latest CDC data showed 79 percent of the total COVID-19 deaths were aged 65 and older and, as confirmed above, 94 percent of those who died were already suffering from serious respiratory and heart ailments, diabetes, and clinical obesity. In addition, among the comorbidities (other health issues present along with COVID-19), over 5,000 were “intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning, and other adverse events.”
Indeed, how can someone who died from “intentional or unintentional injury, poison, or other adverse events” be killed by COVID-19?
Yet, these are the facts, and they are totally ignored by mainstream media and politicians.
[Click here to read the CDC report.]
TRENDPOST: In response to the CDC findings, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services said, “Since the start of the pandemic, older individuals and those with underlying conditions were considered the most vulnerable to this deadly virus and likely to have the most severe outcomes. This recently released CDC data reinforces that information.”
It should be noted that Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-at-home order on 24 March, while Sweden, with a comparable population, did not lockdown but has been chastised by Presstitutes and politicians for failing do to so.
To date, 5,837 people died from the virus in Sweden, compared to 6,810 in Michigan. Yet, despite the lockdown failure that has destroyed more businesses and lives than the virus, last Thursday, Governor Whitmer extended Michigan’s state of emergency through 1 October.
The New York Times reported on 29 August that some health experts are questioning the number of COVID-19 deaths being reported due to testing issues. They are pointing to emerging evidence that the standard tests for COVID-19 are coming up positive in people who might have insignificant levels of the virus.
The concern is that the levels are so low in many of those testing positive, there is debate over whether they are even contagious. Nonetheless, people receiving these positive results are most often forced into quarantine.
TRENDPOST: The CDC data makes it clear that over 80 percent of those contracting COVID-19 are mild cases requiring no medical attention. And while over 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. were from elder care facilities, 2.1 million Americans living in those facilities represent just 0.62 percent of the nation’s population. Yet, as with other facts and data that provide important perspectives as to who the virus is killing and why, the information is mostly absent from the mainstream media.
TRENDPOST: Also absent from media coverage is the clear data showing other substantial, negative implications caused by governments’ draconian lockdown rules. Some of these include: domestic violence has doubled, over 40 percent of adults in a CDC survey had “adverse mental or behavioral health conditions,” over 10 percent said they had contemplated suicide, and it is estimated there have been over 30,000 cancer deaths due to people afraid to venture out to a doctor’s office or hospital.