Yesterday there was information out there that the CDC had changed their numbers to more accurately reflect the truth of Covid and death rates and the new truth was pretty minimal and in no way justifies ANY of the measures that governments have taken to “flatten the curve”.
The initial post was confusing though, and we here at this site put out a call for anyone who cared to, to provide analysis of the new data in a way that was comprehensible to the majority of us.
And this answer came:
I hope this answers your questions from this data:
Go to: Comorbidities
And: Table 3
Note, comorbities definition: the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.
The CDC data is defining dying “from” Covid and dying “with” Covid and that the average number of comorbirbities that a individual had was 2.6.
Each individual that died had 2.6 other diseases that could of, and possibly, did kill them.
Note: It is still pretty convoluted data because Covid can cause pneumonia and that kills frequently on its own and to complicate matters even further, it is combined with influenza accounting for 68k total deaths.
So, 68k people possibly died from pneumonia caused by Covid or from the flu and Covid.
They state that only 6% of all deaths “from” Covid had no underlying, possibly fatal conditions, and that they simply died from Covid alone.
I like to look at these things in a slightly different manner, and that is:
There is a slight amount of excess deaths in some sections of the world / USA and that number is about 5% more than average for certain age groups at certain times.
If an average of 1,000 people in any given area die naturally, this year there is about 1,050.
Some age groups have a higher percent and some lower percent.
Have a great day!