According to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 94 percent of the 180,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 in the United States had at least one underlying health condition that attributed to their death, and just six percent had Covid-19 listed as the sole cause of death.
The report which was published by the CDC in late August shows that issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity greatly increase a patient’s chance of dying from COVID-19. As of August 26, 2020, Coronavirus was the sole cause of death in just six percent of deaths listed on death certificates.
A new theory has surfaced that the virus is attracted to fat cells and attaches itself to them and being obese makes it harder for the lungs to expand and puts more pressure on individuals breathing. Over 180,000 Americans have been killed by Covid-19 with the latest stats available.
According to CDC stats, more than 45 percent of the US population suffered from at least one chronic health condition last year.
The vulnerable include the elderly, who made up a significant number of deaths in New York State, where Governor Cuomo ordered nursing homes to accept COVID positive patients back into nursing homes with other patients of the nursing home.
Patients who had pneumonia and or flu also had difficulties surviving as those two illnesses affected respiratory and breathing conditions in a patient.