The COVID-19 Comorbidity Scam of the CDC

The CDC has posted the following information under the heading of “Comorbidities.”

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. The number of deaths with each condition or cause is shown for all deaths and by age groups. For data on comorbidities.

Comorbidity is defined as the simultaneous presence of two or more chronic diseases or conditions in a patient. The CDC has reported that 94% percent of people whom they have reported who have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. were suffering from an average of 2.5 chronic diseases or conditions in addition to COVID-19. Thus, the statistical total of 161,392 deaths (as of August 22, 2020) from COVID-19 reported by the CDC does not mean that the decedents making up that total actually died from COVID-19. The reported people dying “with” COVID-19 are being misrepresented as people who died “from” COVID-19.

The CDC misrepresents the total COVID-19 deaths by implying (without actually saying so) that the total COVID-19 deaths that they are reporting are caused by COVID-19.  The main headline on the webpage states: “United States COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by State.” Under that heading, the CDC presents the deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. under the banner “TOTAL DEATHS.” That clearly implies that the number is the total deaths from COVID-19. Any reader will think the deaths listed are from COVID-19. But that is not true. The CDC is misleading the public.

Another CDC website page contains a subheading: “Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” The chart describes “Total Deaths” as “All Deaths involving COVID-19.” One would think that they are listing people who died because of COVID-19, but that is not the case. The CDC statistics are a scam.

The CDC implies that the statistics are of those persons whose death was “caused” by COVID-19. But close reading indicates that the statistics are reporting a very different reality. What is revealed beneath the headlines in the chart is that the actual deaths caused by COVID-19 are a fraction of the reported number. When you adjust the CDC death statistics for COVID-19 for comorbidities you find that the number of people who actually died because they had COVID-19 drops from the reported 161,392 to only 9,684.

The CDC reports that as of August 22, 2020, only 6% of the 161,392 reported COVID-19 deaths were from COVID-19 alone. The remaining 151,708 of persons who died while testing positive for COVID-19 died from some cause (i.e., a comorbidity) in addition to COVID-19. The astounding thing is that each of those 151,708 persons who died had 2.5 comorbidities in addition to COVID-19. That means that 94% of the persons reported dying of COVID-19 actually died from a combination of diseases and injuries, which may or may not be COVID-19.

Let us look at some of just some of the comorbidities listed by the CDC.

Cardiac Arrest
Alzheimer Disease
Renal Failure
Injury (Intentional, Unintentional, Poisoning and Other Adverse Events)
Malignant Neoplasms (a.k.a. Cancerous Tumors)

Think about it logically. Someone has been poisoned. They are admitted to the hospital because they have been poisoned. They die from the poison. But because they test positive for COVID-19 they are listed as a COVID-19 death with a comorbidity of poisoning. So, that is just one example where a person died of something other than COVID-19 but is being listed among the COVID-19 deaths, as though COVID-19 caused their death.

The CDC lists the comorbidities in codes known as ICD 10 codes. Once you know what the codes mean you can understand the scam. For example, the CDC lists the ICD 10 comorbidity codes of X60 through X84 under the general category of “intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events.” You will never guess what that range of codes X60 through X84 mean. Those are the codes for self-harm such as by poisoning, hanging, handgun discharge, explosives, stabbing, jumping off a tall building, etc. Thus, if someone commits suicide by shooting himself in the head, and he also tests positive for COVID-19, he will be listed as a COVID-19 death with a comorbidity of X72 (intentional self-harm by handgun discharge). The CDC is essentially saying that the person died of COVID-19 with a comorbidity of suicide. According to the CDC, the suicide only contributed to the COVID-19 death.

The CDC lists an ICD 10 code of Y09 as one of the comorbidities for COVID-19. The ICD 10 code Y09 is a code for homicide by unspecified assault. The ICD 10 code Y09 includes “first degree murder.” Thus, if someone murders another by shooting him in the head, that victim will be listed in the CDC list of COVID-19 deaths if the victim also tests positive for COVID-19. The CDC allows for a murder victim to be listed as a COVID-19 death with a comorbidity of MURDER! Thus, the CDC COVID-19 statistics include murders, but the CDC portrays the person as dying from COVID-19 with a comorbidity of “MURDER.” That just plain and simple fraud.

On September 1, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci inadvertently confirmed that the CDC fully intends to misrepresent that people who have died are being falsely listed as having died from COVID-19, when, in fact, they died from another cause entirely.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is an agency in the National Institute of Health (NIH). The CDC and the NIH are both operational agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services. Anthony Fauci, is portrayed as the nation’s top infectious disease expert. He is a member of the White House coronavirus task force. Dr. Fauci does not realize it, but he has confirmed that the fraud by the CDC is knowing and intentional. He did this by trying to explain the acknowledged fact that 94% of COVID-19 decedents had on average 2.5 comorbidities. Dr. Fauci did not dispute that fact. He accepted that fact as true. But how he characterized that fact was breathtaking in its incredulity.  DR. Fauci told an ABC News interviewer on September 1, 2020, that it “does not mean that someone who has hypertension or diabetes who dies of COVID didn’t die of Covid-19. They did.” Dr. Fauci further stated that “it’s not 9,000 deaths from Covid-19, it’s 180-plus-thousand deaths.”

Those statements are telling. Dr. Fauci is stating a hypothetical case but he is perfectly comfortable to say that someone (anyone) who is listed in the CDC COVID-19 death list who died with 1) hypertension (i.e., high blood pressure), 2) diabetes, and 3) COVID-19 most definitely died of COIVDI-19. Wow! Dr. Fauci picks one of the three illnesses (COVID-19) and without even knowing the facts or the patient is able to divine that every decedent with those three simultaneous illnesses always dies from COVID-19.

The CDC reveals that “[h]igh blood pressure [i.e., hypertension] was a primary or contributing cause of death in 2017 for more than 472,000 people in the United States.” Indeed, hypertension and stroke are the two leading causes of death in the U.S. Furthermore, according to the CDC, diabetes is the seventh-ranked cause of death in the United States. In 2017, 83,564 people in the U.S. died of diabetes. Yet, let a diabetic or someone with high blood pressure come down with COVID-19 and presto-chango they are said to have died of COVID-19 with their hypertension and diabetes being relegated to a comorbidity.

Dr. Fauci did not equivocate. He emphatically stated that all the diabetics and people with high blood pressure listed by the CDC as having died of COVID-19, in fact died of COVID-19 regardless of the seriousness of their hypertension or diabetes. No, ifs, ands, or buts about it. He stated emphatically that every single person listed by the CDC as a COVID-19 death actually died “from” COVID-19 regardless of the comorbidity. Dr. Fauci was forcible and clear: “So the numbers you’ve been hearing — there are 180,000-plus deaths — are real deaths from Covid-19. Let (there) not be any confusion about that.” 

Dr. Fauci is hoping that people do not actually look at the CDC website and look up the ICD 10 codes and what they mean. Anyone examining the ICD 10 codes for the listed comorbidities will find that it would be virtually impossible for a person with some of the comorbidities listed by the CDC to actually die of COVID-19. For example, it is impossible for someone who was murdered by being shot in the head to have died from COVID-19. The bullet that entered his brain killed the victim instantly. He did not die from COVID-19. Yet, the CDC claims that such a person can die of COVID-19 and they will be listed as a COVID-19 death. They will be listed by the CDC as dying from COVID-19 with a comorbidity of murder. The CDC lists Y09 as one of the ICD 10 comorbidities for various physical injuries leading to death. That ICD 10 code is for homicide by unspecified assault, including murder.

Lest you think that I being hyperbolic, I will draw your attention to the instance of an Orange County, Florida man who died in a motorcycle accident but was listed as a COVID-19 death. The County Health Officer, Dr. Raul Pino, had no problem applying the comorbidity guidance he received from the CDC to opine that “it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash.”

But not to worry, the eminent Dr. Anthony Fauci will set the record straight. The esteemed Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has authoritatively stated that “there are 180,000-plus deaths — are real deaths from Covid-19. Let (there) not be any confusion about that.” Sadly, most people believe Dr. Fauci. They do not realize that he is a pathological sociopath; he is the archetypical Dr. Strangelove.

How Did Those Fake COVID-19 Death Statistics Get Reported to the CDC?

The CDC is beating the bushes, so to speak, to generate the inflated COVID-19 statistics. The CDC issued guidance to the state health commissioners to alter how they report COVID-19 deaths in order to artificially inflate the deaths from COVID-19.

Among other things, doctors are being instructed by the CDC to mark down that a patient died of COVID-19 even without any scientific tests being done to indicate that the patient had COVID-19 at the time of death. The new standard is now simply an inference that it was “likely” that the patient died of COVID-19. In the scenario presented by the CDC that likelihood is based on the decedent being exposed to a person who had COVID-19 five days prior to her death.

Dr. Kristin Held is the President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). She has written an article that exposes the trickery used by the CDC and the State Boards of Health to inflate the COVID-19 infection and death rates. She explains how it was done.

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) adopted new definitions of COVID-19 cases and COVID-related deaths in April that were adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in May. The states were then encouraged to adopt the new definitions.

The State of Minnesota was one of the states that adopted the new CDC definition until Senator (and doctor) Scott Jensen blew the whistle exposing the fraud.

These new definitions had the direct effect of artificially inflating the COVID-19 case and death statistics. Dr. Held reveals that under the new criteria “COVID-related deaths can include anyone who has COVID-19 listed on their death certificate as one of the causes of death- it doesn’t have to be the first or second cause, and no COVID-19 testing is required.”

There is a political motivation to increase COVID-19 case and death statistics. Dr. Held reveals that the hospitals that go along with that political program are being handsomely compensated by the Federal Government. Dr. Held explains:

Why would someone want to inflate case counts, and what are the risks and benefits of doing so? As reported in Modern Healthcare, July 17, 2020, “HHS to send $10 billion in round two of relief grants to COVID-19 hot spots.” Modern Healthcare reports, “Hospitals that had more than 161 COVID-19 admissions between January 1 and June 10 will be paid $50,000 for each COVID-19 admission. HHS asked hospitals to start submitting COVID-19 admission data on June 8.”

Hospitals that use the new CDC definition stand to make millions of dollars. The first round of HHS grants was $12 billion and paid $76,975 per admission to hospitals that had more than 100 COVID-19 admissions from January 1 through April 1. Clearly, states hit early got tons of money- Illinois got $740 M, New York got $684 M, and Pennsylvania got $655 M alone. Additionally, Medicaid will pay out $15 billion in relief funds- hospitals must apply by August, so the more cases the better the return.


Remember, this is on top of the extra money commercial insurers and the extra 20% Medicare pay the hospitals for patients hospitalized “with COVID-19.” The hospitals reporting the most cases get the most money. In addition to expanding the definition of a New COVID-19 case to include exposure to a COVID-19 positive patient and a self-reported fever, lowering admission thresholds, and requiring testing on every admission, the ability to code a hospital admission as “with-COVID” is easy and becomes a very lucrative business model.

Dr. Held concludes:

Clearly, hospitals are financially incentivized to code more COVID cases and deaths. Definitions matter. Another sad consequence is that we are losing freedoms and destroying our state and country based on the inflated numbers. Our reopenings are based on these numbers –we have lost our ability to congregate in groups of 10 or more, go to church, school, weddings, funerals, sporting events, concerts, or go anywhere without a mask, or hug our parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and the lonely.

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10.

According to a Collin County, Texas, Health Department Official testifying at a public hearing, the Medical Examiner is now permitted to mark down COVID-19 as a cause of death “if they think that it’s possibly related and they just list it as a cause. That will be counted. So, no diagnostic testing is needed to be counted as a death related to COVID.” The health official emphasized upon questioning that no test is necessary. She stated that “it doesn’t matter how they arrange the cause of death, in this example, it’s listed at the third level. So it doesn’t have to be first, second. They had so many underlying conditions; if it is listed then they will count it [as a COVID-19 death.]”

It is this surreal definition of a COVID-19 being pushed by the CDC, the health officials are only limited by their creativity as to what is a COVID-19 death. The Orange County (Florida) Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino did not seem to think it was unusual that a man who died from a motorcycle accident was misrepresented as having died of COVID-19. Dr. Raul Pino even tried to make the irrational argument that it is okay to report a person who died in a motorcycle accident as having died from COVID-19 because “it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash.”

Daniella Lama reporting for Fox 35 News in Orlando discovered that the Florida Department of Health has decided that all persons who test positive for COVID-19 in Florida are automatically listed as COVID-19 deaths if they subsequently die unless there is an extra step taken by the reporting agency to exclude them from the COVID-19 death statistics. That extra step to exclude the motorcycle decedent was not done, which is why he was listed automatically as a COVID-19 death. Obviously, the statistical system is rigged to capture all persons who have ever tested positive with COVID-19 as a COVID-19 death if they subsequently die. If the extra step is not taken to exclude them from the statistical count then they will be listed as a COVID-19 death.

In Illinois, If Someone Tests Positive for COVID-19 But He Dies From Some Other Cause, It is Counted As a Death From COVID-19

Official admission from the State of Illinois that they are lying about COVID-19 deaths: “Technically, even if you died from a clear alternate cause but you had COVID at the same time, it is still listed as a COVID death.”

The Rest of the Story Behind the Florida Man Who Died in a Motorcycle Accident and Was Listed as a COVID-19 Death

The President of the AAPS Exposes the Strategem by the CDC and State Health Authorities to Deceptively Inflate COVID-19 Death Statistics

COVID-19 Is No More Deadly Than the Ordinary Flu

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