from the Blaze:
San Diego official reveals only six of county’s nearly 200 COVID-deaths are ‘pure, solely coronavirus’ deaths
San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond is pushing back against California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, revealing that most of his county’s coronavirus-deaths were not directly caused by the virus.
In a radio interview last week, Desmond said only six of the COVID-19 deaths in his county were “purely, solely” from coronavirus, the San Diego Tribune reported.
“We’ve unfortunately had six pure, solely coronavirus deaths — six out of 3.3 million people,” Desmond explained. “I mean, what number are we trying to get to with those odds? I mean, it’s incredible. We want to be safe, and we can do it, but unfortunately, it’s more about control than getting the economy going again and keeping people safe.”
Desmond was touching on a somewhat controversial, yet obvious fact: the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths are of people with preexisting, underlying health problems.
If the majority of deaths are of people with underlying health conditions, then strict lockdown orders should end, Desmond told the Tribune.