COVID-19 deaths in Africa near 30k

COVID-19 deaths in Africa near 30k

The claim appears to be a reference to the CDC's August 26 update to its death data and resources page, which noted that in 6% of reported deaths, covid-19 "was the only cause mentioned".

During a media call with reporters on last week, USA "testing czar" Adm Brett Giroir said the updated recommendations were discussed with members of the White House coronavirus task force, including Fauci.

Utilizing provisional knowledge on coronavirus-related deaths from the week ending February 1 via August 22, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention concluded final week that "for six p.c of the deaths, COVID-19 was the one trigger talked about".

The posts came as the U.S. neared six million cases of novel coronavirus, the most in the world, and with the pandemic casting a shadow over Trump's reelection prospects in the November 3 election.

NCHS Chief of Mortality Statistics Bob Anderson told AFP by phone that all deaths in the cited data table refer to those where Covid-19 was the underlying cause.

When a person dies, there can be multiple reasons listed on their death certificate, and in fact, it's rare for people not to have more than one cause, the Associated Press reports.

"It's basically tabulating each of the conditions that are also reported along with Covid-19", he said. Provisional data looks at death certificate information rather than hospital or nursing home info.

It was widely understood that certain populations, especially those with respiratory issues, may fair more poorly when infected with COVID-19.

Roughly 183,000 Americans have died after contracting COVID-19.

"He was highlighting new CDC information that came out that was worth noting", she said, without acknowledging a question if he was attempting to downplay the country's death toll. "While we are all at risk for COVID-19, we must be aware of who is susceptible to serious complications so that we can take the appropriate steps to protect their health and well-being".

'So the numbers you've been hearing, the 180,000-plus are real deaths from COVID-19.

Some individuals may be at an increased risk from COVID-19 infection if they have asthma, cerebrovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, high blood pressure, HIV, immune deficiencies, dementia, liver disease, smoking, pregnancy, pulmonary fibrosis, thalassemia, and type 1 diabetes.

This tweet manipulated what the CDC actually said.

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