Other 94 per cent had serious illnesses
The CDC has published an update that now admits “Covid-19 was the only cause mentioned” in just 6 per cent of total coronavirus deaths.
“For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned,” states the CDC on its website. “For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”
The issue was the subject of a controversy after Twitter deleted a tweet retweeted by President Trump which said that the CDC had “quietly” updated its numbers “to admit that only 6%” of people listed as coronavirus deaths “actually died from Covid,” since “the other 94% had 2-3 other serious illnesses.”
Despite twitter's best efforts, the cat is out of the bag. CNN subsequently published an article labelling the tweet as a “QAnon supporter’s false claim.” again, it is the disclaimer that is, in reality, fake news. Now the CDC have published it on their own official website, perhaps CNN and Twitter would like to retract their claims of fake news, but it is unlikely they will do anything of the sort.
Journalist Tim Pool pointed out that far from debunking the “false claim,” CNN had actually validated it.
The CDC's admission follows NHS England's part 'adjustment' of their figures, admitting over 5000 cases were actually nothing to do with Covid-19 and were anything from road accident to Cancer deaths. However, they are still recording those dying 'with' Covid-19 as dying 'from' Covid-19, a subtle but significant difference. A recent analysis from a former NHS data scientist concluded that, in reality, around half of all those recorded as Covid-19 deaths should be classed as such, approximately 22,000, which is far lower than a normal seasonal flu.