CDC Director Rochelle Walensky acknowledged that over 75% of COVID deaths were people “who had at least four comorbidities” and were “unwell to begin with.”
Walensky made the remarks during an appearance on Good Morning America.
“The overwhelming number of deaths, over 75%, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities,” said Walensky. “So really these are people who were unwell to begin with.”
The numbers, which other sources suggest could be even higher, once again emphasize how the vast majority of healthy people survive COVID, even in the higher age bracket.
As we highlighted yesterday, a study conducted by top epidemiologist Professor John Ioannidis found that more than 95% of elderly people over the age of 70 survived COVID, with that number rising to 97.1% for those not in a care home.
Amongst people under the age of 20, the survival rate was 99.9987%.
The study used numbers from before the advent of mass vaccination programs.
Much of the scaremongering surrounding COVID that was utilized to justify lockdowns, mask rules and vaccine mandates was predicated on the myth that COVID was killing huge numbers of healthy people, which just wasn’t the case.
This left much of the population bewildered and frightened as to the true scale of the threat posed by the virus.
A poll conducted in summer 2020 found that on average, Americans thought 9 per cent of the population, around 30 million people, had died from coronavirus when the actual figure at the time was less than 155,000.