Dr. Dobbs addresses the controversy and truth behind covid-related deaths


JACKSON, MISS. (WCBI) – A recent study from the CDC goes viral this past weekend and causes many to speculate the truth behind covid-related deaths.

The new numbers have lead many people to believe that only 6 percent of Coronavirus deaths have been caused solely by the virus and no other contributing factors.

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Some doctors say that’s not the case.

In today’s press conference with Governor Tate Reeves, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs addressed the controversy.

He says COVID-19 is an organ killer.

It attacks the body and causes organs to shut down, meaning there’s always more than one thing that causes a coronavirus death and never just the virus alone.

“Acute respiratory failure, secondary to COVID-19 and pneumonia, that’s a COVID death. COVID caused respiratory failure and pneumonia… Heart disease with COVID-19 and mild cardio infarction, was not counted as a COVID death. Cardio pulmonary disease, heart disease, diabetes with contributing factor of COVID, not counted as a COVID related death.”

Dobbs went on to say the online conversations regarding COVID deaths and the 6 percent are, in his opinion, misleading and not based on reality.