Why are these people upset? She isn’t celebrating that people with comorbidities are dying. That’s pretty callous to accuse her of that! She’s simply stating that maybe we don’t have to create such a panic. We have a more specific, high-risk group of people we can focus on supporting. When we know how to focus our resources, isn’t that just wise? Isn’t this good news?
We’ve been talking about this since the beginning. In fact, restoring health and supporting these unique health conditions that would be considered comorbidities is what we do at The Wellness Way. According to the CDC, 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease, 4 in 10 have two or more. This is what we are talking about. Why is no one raising concerns over this? Why are people offended that the CDC has finally recognized the group that needs support and health restoration to protect them from COVID 19?
No one would disagree that we need to take care of our most vulnerable populations. That’s simply the right, humane thing to do. The challenge is when we don’t treat these people with their specific health needs in mind. Not everyone needs the same treatment; not everyone is at the same risk factor, nor would they benefit from the same mitigation strategies.
Reports of inflated numbers of COVID deaths have been circulating since the beginning of the pandemic. Now that it’s obvious the goals of the current administration to stop the pandemic are not going to be realized anytime soon, the story has to change. When you are looking at hospitalizations or death counts, be sure to look into the factors that contribute to them, not just whether or not they also happened to have COVID at the time which may or may not have contributed.
Did you see Walensky’s comment in regard to 40% of the people in the hospital listed with COVID are there for other reasons. They just also happen to test for COVID, how many of those are mild cases that likely aren’t having a larger impact or need medical attention?
The CDC’s table listing deaths affirms that roughly 5% of the deaths are associated with COVID, however they are also associated with other contributing factors and comorbidities. Again, are those deaths being recorded with COVID or due to COVID?
When we look at the real accounts of hospitalizations and deaths, we can put some of these unconstitutional mandates and fearmongering into perspective. When people know the real risk, they can truly make an informed decision on how to take care of their unique and individual health. When those risks are skewed, and information is withheld, the dignity of people is attacked as much as the perceived attack by Walensky on the chronically ill outlined above.
We should all be encouraged knowing that these chronic illnesses and comorbidities can often be corrected with the proper testing and care. I think that is the true spirit of what Walensky was saying. Not that these people are dying. That we have identified the people we need to support, and that many of these conditions are due to lifestyle and are able to be supported and corrected. That while there are too many people who struggle with these conditions, not every single person as at high-risk.
If you are concerned about a chronic health concern or your body’s ability to mount an appropriate immune response, reach out to a Wellness Way Clinic to begin your health journey and restore health. You don’t have to live with chronic illness and the decrease in quality of life and the risks multiple comorbidities bring.