Updated: Jan 13
94% of deaths are due to preexisting comorbidities in patients who "already had life-ending diseases including cancer, dementia, and even end-stage renal failure" meaning only 6% of reported deaths are from COVID alone, according to a CDC update.
"The other 94% of deaths are due to preexisting comorbidities including serious illnesses and advanced age."
Some 10,000 patients who "died from COVID" were on hospice care "meaning they were terminally ill to begin with and were already expected to die."
Doctors say "all of these patients were critically ill and likely died from their preexisting conditions without any help from the coronavirus," but that Cares Act which Congress passed in March "gives hospitals a 20% bonus on their diagnosis-related group paid for by Medicare."
OAN explains "essentially that means doctors are being paid to list deaths as coronavirus without any indication the patient's death was actually COVID related."
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Read the full CDC report here.