Friday 30 July 2021

CONFIRMED: Individuals with One or No Comorbidities Are at a Very Low Risk of Dying from COVID-19


In August of 2020, we reported that the number of individuals that died from COVID-19 with no comorbidities was only 6%.  This article went viral and was therefore challenged by the fake fact-checkers.  Today we have more proof from the CDC that what we reported was correct. 

In August 2020, we shared what the CDC reported on its website – that only 6% of all the deaths related to COVID-19 were individuals who died from COVID-19 alone, all the rest of the deaths recorded and related to COVID-19 were individuals with 1 or more comorbidities.  We also reported that the average death recorded as a COVID-19 death was related to someone with 2.7 comorbidities.

This post went viral as we reported that only 9,210 of the 153,504 individuals who died with COVID-19 were individuals with COVID-19 only.

Today we reported on another CDC report.  This was a study that showed that less than 1% (0.3%) of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 with 1 or 0 comorbidities died.  So even if hospitalized, the risk of dying from COVID-19 if you have 1 or 0 comorbidities is only 0.3%.

The message remains the same.  If you are healthy with no comorbidities, then you have a very small risk of being hospitalized and dying.  However, as the number of comorbidities increases, so does the risk of dying with COVID-19.  

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