The Centers for Disease Control released a report showing how many people who died from COVID-19 had underlying medical conditions that attributed to their death.
From 2.2 million down to…
It wasn’t the first time when Dr. Ferguson created widespread panic by publicizing his predictions of sensational death estimates due to a pandemic. He did this a few times before. His predictions of a death count result from mad cow disease, bird flu, and swine flu ended up being nowhere even remotely near to reality.
- 2001 — Neil Ferguson’s research sparked a slaughter of more than six million cattle, sheep, and pigs during the outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease in the U.K. (A cost to the U.K. economy totaled some £10 billion.) He also predicted that up to 150,000 people could die. Less than 200 died due to FMD.
- 2002 — Neil Ferguson predicted that up to 50,000 people would likely die from Mad Cow Disease (BSE) exposure. The death count has reached 177.
- 2005 — Neil Ferguson predicted that up to 200 million people could be killed from bird flu worldwide. His reasoning?
“Around 40 million people died in the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak,” he said. There are six times more people on the planet now, so you could scale it up to around 200 million people probably.”
Two hundred and eighty two people have succumbed to that disease globally.
- 2009 — Based on Neil Ferguson’s expert opinion, the U.K. government estimated that the swine flu would kill close to 65,000 people in the U.K. Less than 500 people lost their lives due to that illness.
On March 16, 2020, Dr. Ferguson and his team have struck again. Hopefully, this time will be the last. His computer simulation model called for 2.2 million American deaths caused by Coronavirus (worst case scenario), by merely assuming that 81% of the population gets infected (that’s 268 million people) and that 0.9% of them die. As of today, the number of deaths attributed to the virus is approaching 190,000.
…less than 10 thousand.
According to the CDC’s newly updated report, out of almost 190,000 COVID-19 deaths, only 9,683 people in the United States have a COVID-19 listed on their death certificate as the only cause of death. The rest of people whose deaths ware attributed to COVID-19 ware suffering from other illness or multiple illnesses, but tested positive for COVID-19 or wasn’t tested but had COVID-19 symptoms.
From the CDC report:
The types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% 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.
Table 3 From CDC (National Center for Health Statistics)
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The following are the top underlying medical conditions linked to 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
- Other medical conditions
The last thought.
Why are so many deaths listed as caused by COVID-19 connected to at least one (2.6 on average) additional medical condition? Laura Ingraham and Dr. Scott Jensen outlined some possible reasons on Laura’s tv show — Laura Ingraham Angle.
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