As the reported numbers of COVID-19 deaths swell across the U.S., one thing media is omitting in their reports is an explanation of how the CDC is tabulating these deaths. For example, even if COVID-19 wasn’t THE underlying cause of death, or even the proximate cause of death, CDC guidelines require that it be coded as a COVID-19 death.
This means as long as it’s listed as a contributor, COVID-19 becomes THE cause of death on a death certificate. This applies even if the person had comorbidities or chronic conditions that contributed to their death. More specifically, the CDC itself admits that only 6% of COVID-19 deaths are due solely to COVID-19. The rest all had comorbidities and/or chronic conditions that together or individually also contributed to their deaths.
But, even if these comorbidities were severe enough to be a person’s major cause of death, if the health care provider filling out the death certificate reports that COVID-19 played a part in it, then the CDC states that COVID-19 must be listed as a “DUE to COVID-19.” VOILA! Massive deaths DUE to COVID-19 are thus reported.
Look at these and make up your own mind!