Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had new reports regarding the actual causes of reported COVID-19 deaths. One story came from the CDC, and the other from analyzing data received from the Vermont Department of Health via a Freedom of Information request.
On January 10th, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC stated that 75% of “COVID deaths” occured in people with at least four comorbidities. This is not a surprising statement to many of us that have closely followed events over the past two years, but it’s definitely something new for the folks that consume their news from legacy sources. Simply stated, Walensky was saying that each of these persons that were listed as COVID deaths had at least four other issues contributing to their death. Here’s a link to the CDC report.
Ten days later, on January 20th, the Vermont Daily Chronicle published an article that reviewed the causes of death of 440 Vermont residents from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. A bit more than 25% of these deaths (115 persons) were attributed to COVID-19 as the primary cause. Everyone else died with a COVID infection, but not because of the COVID infection. That’s fewer than six people per month for the period. Less annual deaths than an average flu season of the four years before COVID.
Interestingly enough, Vermont reported only one flu-related death for the 2020-2021 season. That’s a very unique influenza season.
So why were all of these deaths, both at the state and national level reported as COVID-19? It wouldn’t be due to the Federal government paying more- much more- in reimbursements to hospitals when COVID is on the death certificate than when it’s not? Follow the money. Always follow the money.
And let’s not forget the fear campaign. Without the massive death toll the bureaucratic state loses control of their mission to inoculate every last person with a vaccine that doesn’t prevent COVID, and doesn’t prevent its transmission. But the vaccines do enrich the pharmaceutical industry, with some trickle down to their captured government bureaucratic friends. Continue to follow the money.
The real takeaway here is while COVID-19 is a nasty bug, it’s not the killer some would like us to believe. If there aren’t other issues involved, the illness is manageable, and from all accounts once you’ve had it and recovered, you’ll not get it again. This is a virus that is at worst 99% survivable for 95% of the population.
It’s now time to move on and begin the recovery process. We need to fix what has been broken over the past two years.