TRUST INDEX: Is the CDC exaggerating the number of Americans killed by COVID-19?

We’ve introduced you to several people who have survived serious cases of COVID-19. It is a scary diagnosis for many and some people do not survive. But, a new debate this week surrounds numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19 deaths.

We put the social media claim to our Trust Index.

What CDC COVID-19 data was released?

The CDC published data showing 6% of COVID-19 deaths were from COVID-19 alone, while 94% of the deaths had underlying factors or “comorbidities.”

The information led to a social media storm with claims the COVID-19 death count has been greatly exaggerated all along. Is this true?

Trust Index Results

We put these claims to the Trust Index.

The claim that the numbers are fake is false.

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