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Study: 90% of COVID deaths had do-not-resuscitate orders

A recent study of patients who died from COVID in the U.S. state of New Jersey by Clinics in Dermatology revealed that nearly 90% of them had “do-not-resuscitate” (DNR) orders in their file. According to the study, DNR orders are “often linked to patients with severe illness, advanced age, poor disease prognosis, and deteriorating health status with impending death.”

This not only means that patients with a DNR designation would receive less treatment, it also suggests that many who died from COVID were already medically compromised.

LifeSite News reports:

December 1, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Almost 90% of patients who died with COVID-19 had do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in place at the time of admission, thus illustrating the severity of their pre-existing conditions.

Clinics in Dermatology published the study at the end of last month, based on all patients in two hospitals in New Jersey who “had or developed COVID-19.” The dates covered in the survey are from March 15 to May 15 of this year.

The report records that 1,270 patients had or developed the illness, with 640 patients dying and 630 surviving. However, of those who died, “570 (89.1 percent)” had a DNR, leaving “70 (10.9 percent) without a DNR order at the time of admission.” In the interest of clarity, the study did not include patients who were given a DNR during the time they were in the hospital.

There is much more in this article and it’s a recommended READ: Study shows majority of COVID fatalities had do-not-resuscitate orders in place

Many have been questioning the reporting on COVID deaths suggesting they are exaggerated because people are dying with COVID not necessarily from COVID.

We also recently reported on an article by a professor at Johns Hopkins University that showed despite the dramatic increase in deaths attributed to COVID, there has not been an overall increase in the number of deaths in the US. This is because as the number COVID deaths rose, it was offset by a reduction of deaths attributed to other medical issues such as heart attacks and cancer. READ: Johns Hopkins retracts report finding COVID death count ‘not alarming’

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