A new CDC report out last week shows that 94% of all COVID deaths had contributing health conditions.
A false interpretation of the report was quickly circulating that the CDC had “quietly” revised its data to “admit” that only 6% of the death toll had “actually died from COVID” and that 94% had two or three other serious illnesses.
Twitter removed a post from “Mel Q” that had been retweeted by Hair Twitler earlier on Sunday, but a second tweet, by Trump campaign adviser Jenna Ellis, linked to an article on the right-wing website Gateway Pundit that was based on the QAnon supporter’s tweet, has remained on social media.
It’s well established that people with underlying conditions are at higher risk of severe illness. But people can live with underlying conditions for many years and die quickly if infected with COVID.
The CDC report listed several conditions related to COVID deaths, the leading were as follows: influenza and pneumonia, respiratory failure, hypertension, diabetes, dementia, cardiac arrest, heart and renal failure, unintentional injury and poisoning.