True to the early expert observations that the COVID-19 will create an easy host in a person with underlying circulatory and/or respiratory system deficiency or weakness, a recent finding by the USA’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, discloses that 175,999 persons, that is, 94% of the 187,233 recorded death for COVID-19 positive patients in the United States of America, had health complications from other sources as well. It was indeed a proof to the early claims by the World Health Organisation, WHO, that the virus will be more devastating to people with weaker immune system and underlying health complications. The findings showed that about 68,000 people who died of COVID-19 had pneumonia too, and about 55,000 had other respiratory failures.
Relying on genuine death certificates and case reports, the CDC mentioned as the topmost contributing medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths as follows:
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Respiratory failure
- Hypertensive disease
- Vascular and unspecified dementia
- Cardiac arrest
- Heart failure
- Renal failure
- Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events
- Other medical conditions
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, had reported a total of 6,031,013 cases for the USA yesterday. Although the CDC has yet to give its report for the last day of August, its report for the 30th of August 2020, which was released around 2pm American time yesterday, puts the total cases of the USA at 5,972,356.
There has been outcry in the USA due to the politicking between the President Donald Trump and his Democratic Party rivals which stems from the Federal Government’s seeming stance of downplaying the effects of the pandemic and in few instances, misleading the public with unscientific or unapproved declarations and suggestions.
Trump had in the earlier part of the year, called COVID-19 “the Chinese disease” and also likened it to the common flu, saying it is not as serious as it was being portrayed.