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Please let me know if you've got any sources that break down the last year or two's Covid deaths to "Deaths FROM Covid" and "Deaths WITH Covid". I've been looking for quite a while for a breakdown on it.
JLawson: Please let me know if you've got any sources that break down the last year or two's Covid deaths to "Deaths FROM Covid" and "Deaths WITH Covid".
Sure. See Slater et al., Dying ‘due to’ or ‘with’ COVID-19: a cause of death analysis in hospitalised patients, Clinical Medicine 2020: "This retrospective review of cause of death has demonstrated that the overwhelming majority of hospitalised patients with positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR died as a direct consequence of COVID-19 infection."
Another way to check the accuracy of the COVID death count is to look at the number of excess deaths. Comparing the two shows a correspondence.
LTC Ted: Strange about endemic viruses: I don't recall ever being compelled to prove I've had my influenza stab.
In the U.S., seasonal influenza accounts for about 30,000 deaths per year. COVID-19 resulted in over 1,000,000 deaths in two years. The CDC recommends influenza vaccination for most people. Active duty military personnel and most health care workers are required to be vaccinated against influenza.
It is likely that if we had never created the vaccine or instituted mandates that the death toll from covid would have been exactly the same. BUT!! Over 100,000 people died as a direct result of the lockdowns AND!! 100's of thousands died from the vaccine!!
If you doubt that this is all politicized than think about this; why would Zach be putting so much effort into putting out the left's propaganda? This is a political issue not a health issue. It allowed the left to steal the 2020 presidential election and they are now trying to use it to steal the 2022 midterm elections.
indyjonesouthere: Military cannot be vaccinated with EUA vaccines.
The COVID vaccine is fully-approved by the FDA.
There is a mandatory vaccination order for active duty military personnel. There are, however, allowed medical and administrative exemptions.