August 31, 2020
The #Covididiots are out in force on this one, and I am frustrated and angry. Our nation has gone from willful ignorance to malicious ignorance because people have such a poor understanding of science and medicine mixed with radical political polarization. Part of me just wants to lash out in anger, part of me just wants to give up, and a part of me wants to educate people, but many just don’t want to be educated. I'm not going to link to these people as I don't want to give them anymore oxygen to spew their conspiracy theories.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: Weekly Updates by Select Demographic and Geographic Characteristics: Comorbid Conditions (Accessed August 31, 2020)
“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.“
For what it is worth, it won’t change any minds, but it may …
"Here's the story of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls
All of them had hair of gold, like their mother,
The youngest one in curls
Here's the story, of a man named Brady,
Who was busy with three boys of his own,
They were four men, living all together,
Yet they were all alone.
'Til the one day when the lady met this fellow
And they knew that it was much more than a hunch
That this group must somehow form a family
That's the way we all became the Brady bunch"
You know the rest....
Now one day, in 2020, they had a family reunion. Their dog, Tiger the 3rd, had escaped again. They all piled into the minivan to go look for him. Cousin Oliver, an alcoholic due to his parents abandoning him when he was a kid, happened to have been drinking all day. As soon as he got the text about Tiger the 3rd missing, he jumped in the car and rushed over. He was impaired and driving so fast, he hit the minivan head on as it was coming out of the driveway. The accident killed him instantly due to blunt force trauma.
In the minivan:
Mike: 70s, heart condition, on blood thinners, head hits windshield causing intracranial hemorrhage and dies within 24 hours.
Carol: late 60s, metastatic breast cancer, compromised immune system due to chemotherapy, multiple injuries requiring multiple surgeries. She dies after three weeks due to sepsis.
Marcia: 40s, Rheumatoid arthritis, on immune suppressant medications, lung is punctured in the accident. Is on a ventilator, she dies after two weeks due to pneumonia.
Jan: 30s, Obese and poorly controlled diabetic. Dies of sepsis in the hospital within the week
Cindy: 20s, survives with broken arm.
Greg: 40s, Hypertension, Heart disease, Smoker with COPD, Obese, multiple fractures, dies due to massive pulmonary embolism from blood clot in the leg.
Peter: 30s, otherwise healthy, bleeds out due to multiple penetrating injuries.
Bobby: 20s, Gets thrown out of the minivan and dies when his neck is snapped due to blunt force trauma.
In summary, dead within a month of the accident: Mike, Carol, Marcia, Jan, Greg, Peter, Bobby, and Oliver. Alive: Cindy.
For all of those who went to Faux News University, went to The Facebook School of Medicine, and did residency at Google Medical Center, who died from the car accident?
If it was NOT for the car accident, who would have lived to see 2021?
People don't OF the flu, they die BECAUSE OF the flu.
Looked at it another way, 6% of people didn't have underlying comorbid conditions. They were the young healthy ones who died because COVID19 is a killer. This is not the same thing as the urban myth of the guy getting killed in a car accident who just happens to have COVID19 and then the death is coded as COVID19. Doctors are not that stupid.
#WearADamnMaskPS: A better, more scientific, less confrontational explanation: Your Local Epidemiologist on FB