Good Morning America edited CDC director Rochelle Walensky’s comments on the percentage of COVID fatalities dying with comorbidities, a move that served to reduce the actual number.
As we highlighted yesterday, Walensky appeared to acknowledge that over 75% of COVID deaths were people “who had at least four comorbidities” and were “unwell to begin with.” However, it has since emerged that she was talking about a CDC study of 1.2 million vaccinated people which found that out of the the small number of fatalities, 77.8% had four comorbidities.
Walensky was talking about a miniscule number of people involved in that particular CDC study, not all COVID deaths. GMA didn’t issue a correction, they merely added a note to the end of the interview saying it had been “edited for time.”
In reality, the percentage of COVID fatalities who die with multiple comorbidities is significantly higher than 75%. As Chris Martenson PhD explained, based on CDC data, only 0.9% of total COVID deaths were people with zero comorbidities.
In August 2020, the CDC also acknowledged that, “For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned,” meaning that 94% of COVID deaths involved at least one other comorbidity.
So GMA’s editing of Walensky’s comments only served to minimize the actual number of people who die with COVID and other comorbidities rather than from COVID.