According to the CDC’s recent Covid dashboard data, only 1.7% of the 324 recorded “Covid deaths” in the week ending August 19 were primarily caused by Covid-19. The majority of these deaths were attributed to other causes like cancer and heart disease, raising concerns about the accuracy of the Covid death count, with some suggesting a possible link to the Covid vaccine.
Slaynews.com has reported that in August, cancer followed by heart disease were the leading causes of death in the United States, which implies that only a small fraction of the reported deaths are directly attributable to the virus.
This revelation from the CDC suggests that a significant number of American lives may not be directly lost to the virus each week, as previously claimed. In fact, according to CDC data, 99% of the reported “Covid deaths” may not be due solely to the virus.
The CDC’s definition of the primary or underlying cause of death is the disease, situation, or event that initiated the chain of events leading to death. Complications arising from the primary cause are usually considered secondary causes when recording death certificates. For example, Covid might be listed as a secondary cause when it exacerbates a pre-existing heart condition, with heart disease listed as the primary cause.
This means that the number of healthy individuals who died solely from Covid is extremely low, as most recorded deaths were of individuals with underlying health conditions.
This news comes at a time when the media is highlighting a recent surge in Covid cases across the country, partly due to new variants like EG.5 and BA.8.26. These variants are believed to be more adept at evading vaccines and natural immunity.
While infections have reportedly doubled and hospital admissions are on the rise, it’s essential to note that the number of “Covid deaths” is not increasing at the same rate.
Some institutions, like Lionsgate and certain universities and hospitals, have reinstated mask mandates amid concerns over the new variants. Additionally, a school district in Kentucky had to cancel classes due to a significant number of students falling ill with various illnesses, including Covid, strep throat, and the flu, less than two weeks after reopening.