UPDATED 9:17 AM PT – Monday, January 10, 2022
CDC Director Rochelle Wallensky said the agency will release the distinction between those who died from COVID and those who died with COVID. During an interview on Sunday, she was pressed on how many of the more than 800,000 deaths linked to COVID, died from the virus or other comorbidities.
CDC is reporting increasing pediatric COVID hospitalizations, but critical to break numbers down. Between our 2 pediatric hospitals in SF and Oakland, 30% of COVID+ hospitalizations are for COVID illness, and 70% are incidental. 6 kids hospitalized b/c of COVID today at UCSF.
— Dr. Jeanne Noble (@JeanneNoble18) January 8, 2022
The CDC head deflected by talking about how much the vaccines reduce severe illness and death. When pressed, however, she did say that many in hospitals with COVID came in with other issues.
“In some hospitals that we’ve talked to up to 40 percent of the patients coming in with COVID are coming in not because their sick with COVID, but because they’re coming in with something else and have have had the COIVD Omicron variant detected.”
CDC director admits over 75% of Covid deaths had at least 4 pathological conditions (comorbidities).Since the total death rate is 0.27% this means healthy people have a 0.0% death risk. #WakeUp #NothingToFearButFearItself pic.twitter.com/NgAKWygOfE
— Del Bigtree (@delbigtree) January 9, 2022
The CDC chief’s comments came amid dwindling public trust and confidence in the agency as the organization is seen as issuing guidance based on politics instead of science.