Posted On: Tuesday - September 1st 2020 7:11PM MST
In Topics:   US Feral Government  Healthcare Stupidity  Kung Flu Stupidity
(Pic above is from a PJ media article - Instapundit's stomping ground. I'll read them over the Lyin' Press any day.)
"I heard it from a friend who, heard it from a a friend who, read it on Trump's tweet you were messing around ... with the numbers." Even if you are an REO Speedwagon fan, I suppose that was pretty lame. The middle friend was missing, but that's the deal - I don't read tweets, even very important ones from the President, as I don't want to encourage him doing that shit. However, this is a real vindication of what your Peak Stupidities, your Hail To You's, and the rest of, well, anyone on the internet with any perspective whatsoever.
I don't need to show President Trump's tweet directly, as this info. is indeed right on a CDC web page of cause of death statistics, as my friend pointed out.
Comorbidities[My bolding, except for the heading.] Now, in the charts contained therein, you can't sum up all the causes of death on that page to subtract from those listed as COVID deaths, as the site tells you, so I'm glad they spelled it out like this. Actually, I'm quite amazed the CDC spelled it out like this.
Table 3 shows 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.
That's WAY WAY lower than even Mr. Hail's reasonable 50% guess of how many deaths have been FROM the Kung Flu vs. WITH the Kung Flu. Now, granted, maybe some of these co-morbidities would have resulted in a number of years left for the patient minus the COVID-19 virus. However, it's a pretty good low estimate. That 6% is the deaths that can definitely be chalked up to this virus. At the peak week of this purported Black Plague 2.0 in mid/late April of this year, here are the numbers for known COVID-only deaths vs. the original rectally-extracted ones.
(Ahaa, I just did the arithmetic in my head. My graph-reading was pretty good. There is simply a .06 ratio from the original death count to the (now) middle column.)
Now let me discuss the co-morbidity thing for a bit. It's not like the COVID-19 virus couldn't be a big factor in many of those other 94%. It's just that, for lots of them, the older patients especially, who ARE lots of them, combined problems can go wrong quickly.
If you've dealt with an older family member or friend in the hospital for serious illness (not the same as with young people hurt in a car wreck), you may know how this goes. This one condition requires this treatment, but we can't do that until he gets his XYZ readings up. For that, we will prescribe drug ABC, which does have a worsening effect on this OTHER condition. Additionally, the same drug, that he really needs to take, has a side effect causing this OTHER problem, which hopefully will not be bad enough to stop us from doing that original treatment we were going to do ... It gets pretty sad and/or scary, as things as up in the fashion of a puzzle. Solving the puzzle is the way to get through it all, until something else crops up next month. I hope all you readers can somehow avoid this, but ... as opposed to what, right?
After all that, for some months, if the patient doesn't make it home, then the cause of death must be logged. What was it, exactly? Note that 2.6 average co-conditions. But, we need a code or two, and "old age" is not one of them.
Peak Stupidity has written about the big incentives to log deaths as due to COVID-19. These are on the doctors' side, from money and pressure to conform to the narrative to keep the scare going (also meaning more money coming in) and on the patient/billing side - no copays and deductibles make it a better deal for all involved. See Kung Flu Mission Creep + Goosing the Numbers and Are Kung Flu death counts being goosed for insurance reasons?. This latest information is proof these incentives are working.
It's too late to walk all this LOCKDOWN, business/school/university/Bread&Circus closure back now, high government experts! What's the plan? I don't have one, but for starters, I'd like to see an apology to the whole country by Dr. Fauci on his knees. President Trump has got this one right. Vindicated, Bitchez!