[Ed. Note: An uninsured person walks into a hospital and dies of a heart attack… The hospital can: a) classify the death as a heart attack, and get paid nothing, or b) classify the death as covid-19, and collect $13,000, or c) put the dead body on a ventilator for 20 minutes, THEN classify the death as covid-19 and collect $39,000. Yeah, that won’t skew the f***ing numbers at all.]
by Michael Snyder
End of the American Dream
Despite all of the “shelter-in-place” orders that have been instituted all over the country, COVID-19 continues to kill an alarming number of Americans. If you visit the official CDC website, it will tell you that heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in the United States by a wide margin. But as Mike Adams of Natural News has pointed out, this week COVID-19 has actually been killing more people on a daily basis than heart disease and cancer normally do. In fact, on April 14th a staggering 2,407 coronavirus victims died in the United States, and that was more than 24 times higher than the average number of Americans that normally die from the flu each day.
But the good news is that the number of Americans dying from the coronavirus appears to be leveling off. Over the most recent 24 hour period, 2,174 coronavirus victims died in the U.S., but that would still keep COVID-19 at the top of the chart when it comes to leading causes of death.