A new paper by researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois offered new shreds of evidence that ventilator-acquired pneumonia, and not the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), killed patients as SARS-CoV-2 has a “relatively low mortality rate” compared to other respiratory illnesses.
The researchers examined about 600 patients with severe pneumonia and found that the COVID-19 patients who remained intubated longer than other patients, developed secondary bacterial infections more often. “Those extra infections caused many deaths in COVID patients. More patients may have died from the bacterial infections than COVID itself,” the researchers concluded. (Related: U.S. doctors admit tens of thousands were killed during the “pandemic” by putting them on ventilators.)