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CDC Has Not Reduced the Death Count Related To COVID-19

CDC Has Not Reduced the Death Count Related To COVID-19”

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday said that African countries have conducted more than 11.8 million COVID-19 tests so far.

The term "Only 6%" trended widely on Twitter over the weekend as supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory promoted tweets that falsely suggested the CDC had updated its records to show that only 6% of US deaths tied to COVID-19 were legitimate. President Donald Trump retweeted one such claim, but Twitter later took that post down for violating its rules, USA Today reported. Gov. Mike DeWine says the fact that the vast majority of people who died of COVID-19 had an underlying condition should not be surprising. There are also other underlying factors, such as diabetes, asthma, respiratory diseases and obesity, that can combine with COVID-19 that leads to the immediate cause of death. Death certificates contain information that is not available in other documents and includes comorbid conditions, place of death, race, and ethnicity. Further, the CDC explains that the data used in the toll are tabulated from death certificates, which provide the most complete and accurate source of data.

South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a statement Thursday aimed at combating misinformation surrounding data from the federal government about deaths related to COVID-19. A death isn't excluded from the COVID-19 tally just because the person was obese or had diabetes or dementia. So if those people are suddenly dying within a short span of time, it's not their disease that's killing them.

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Death certificates also tend to include an "immediate" cause of death followed by "underlying causes", Karras said. And up to half of the non-elderly population also have pre-existing conditions.

CDC's chief of mortality statistics Bob Anderson has released a statement explaining that while numerous people who died did in fact have preexisting conditions, their primary cause of death was coronavirus.

"Someone who has a preexisting condition is more susceptible to complications when infected with COVID-19, so COVID-19 contributes to the individual's death", Karras said. Since access to COVID-19 testing was limited at the beginning on the year, some people likely died of the disease or related complications before a diagnosis could be confirmed, Hafiz said. "In other words, because they contracted COVID-19 they died due to the complications caused by COVID-19".

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