According to CBS, Trump's retweet said that "the CDC "quietly updated the Covid number; to show a small fraction of all deaths - 6% - from the coronavirus were 'actually" a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus".
Utilizing provisional knowledge on coronavirus-related deaths from the week ending February 1 via August 22, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention concluded final week that "for six p.c of the deaths, COVID-19 was the one trigger talked about".
At least 1.25 million people have contracted the virus, while 985,803 patients have recovered, according to the health agency's latest update. But the claims are still making their way around the internet-and they play well with previous coronavirus conspiracy theories, like the incorrect claim that hospitals purposely inflate their reports of coronavirus patients or that public health departments are inflating COVID-19 deaths. For example, older adults are more likely to have more contributing factors, but if they don't get COVID-19, then they don't start this cascade of events that lead to death.
"These data come from death certificates, and the death certificate is created to only capture information on causes of death", meaning Covid-19 is not meant to be recorded as "an incidental or trivial factor". The revelation sparked false claims the CDC had revised its coronavirus death count and that the very deadly disease wasn't as fatal as it seemed. Death certificates may also list sepsis, respiratory arrest, kidney failure or other conditions as the immediate cause of death, but those are caused by the infection. Minimizing these deaths might be comforting for younger, able-bodied people, but there are 52 million people in the US who are older than 65, and millions who have at least one condition commonly listed as a comorbidity; for instance, 9.4 percent of people in the USA have diabetes.
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Dennis Schroder led the Thunder with 19 points despite being ejected midway through the third quarter for hitting P.J. A few reporters speculated that this could be a protest although they were eventually proven wrong after the game.
The Africa CDC, which noted that only five African countries account for about 70 percent of all COVID-19 infections in the continent, also stressed that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic rose to 29,589 on Monday.
Amid the rapid spread of the virus across the continent, South Africa alone accounts for about 50 percent of all COVID-19 infections, followed by Egypt which has eight percent of all COVID-19 infections, the Africa CDC said.
Anderson said tracking comorbidities is important because "it can give an idea of people who might be at risk".