The CDC's recent website update has shocked many, resulting in a massive amount of social media shares.
With the death toll closing in at 200,000 in the United States, the virus has been the focal point of criticism against President Trump.
On their website, under the "Comorbidities" section, the CDC states the following:
For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.
Pre-existing conditions have already been documented as proving to be fatal, but others argue that media companies at large do not make adequate mention that death rates are this low without no pre-existing conditions.
As stated, on average, people who die from the virus have 2.6 additional causes of death. Mainly the flu, pneumonia, and respiratory failure.
This means that less than 12,000 people in the United States have died from coronavirus alone.