For the past five months, since the coronavirus frenzy took over our lives, we the people have been lied to by our supposed “medical experts.” The new strain of coronavirus is in fact not highly contagious. The need for testing is not nearly as urgent as they told us it was. And now, we have come to learn that the death count used to scare us into submission has been unbelievably overinflated.

These are not conspiracy theories or baseless claims. These are the facts reported by the CDC themselves.

On Friday, the CDC updated their Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus report, which revealed an extremely low number of people contracted COVID-19 and died solely because of it. All Americans need to hear the following conclusions from the report.

The CDC wrote, “For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned.” 6%. This means that only about 9,857 of the 164,280 deaths were caused by coronavirus alone.

But that’s not all. The disease control agency continued, “For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.”

The other 94% who were marked as coronavirus in fact died with an average of more than 2.5 comorbidities. Among the most common pre-existing conditions the CDC found were deadly health problems such as varying heart diseases, respiratory illnesses, influenza and pneumonia, organ failure, cancer, obesity, and cognitive diseases.

Yet, every single one was still added to the overall COVID-19 death count because they had coronavirus in their system at the time of death. Sadly, these people who had two to three deadly comorbidities were already dying or on the brink of death. To include them in the coronavirus death count is a gross misrepresentation to the public of how fatal contracting coronavirus really is.

This is a vastly different story than we’ve been told by the media, medical “experts,” public health officials, and government representatives. Contrary to what they’ve told us, it is actually extremely rare for a healthy person to die from coronavirus.

Less than 10,000 deaths were marked with COVID-19 as the sole cause. That’s thousands less than Swine Flu, an epidemic for which we never shut the country down. Let that sink in.

What this report tells us is that the leading agencies in this country needlessly petrified hundreds of millions of healthy Americans into staying home out of fear of contracting the virus. We destroyed our economy, ruined businesses, and probably lost more lives to lockdown-induced suicides than we lost to COVID-19—and it was all based on faulty numbers.

CDC Director Robert Redfield confirmed, “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID,” he said during a webinar in June.

June was two months ago. Now it’s August and we are still mostly shut down.

It is unbelievably infuriating that the CDC and all of our “experts” have known this information for the past five months and hid it from us until now. It’s even more upsetting to think about all the irreversible negative ramifications the lockdowns have had on the people.

Suicides spiked, especially among teenagers. Drug overdoses are up. Cancer patients and other very ill people couldn’t get the surgeries and treatment they needed because hospitals told them to stay home unless it was a “life threatening emergency” just in case the hospitals got overwhelmed with coronavirus patients (which never happened in most of the country). Terminal patients were unable to have visitors, and many of them died alone in their hospital beds.

Children’s learning and development was severely disrupted by school shutdowns. As of May, more than 100,000 small businesses have permanently closed. Many chains were forced into bankruptcy. Although it is recovering quickly, unemployment hit near all-time highs.

Not to mention the damage that has been done to our constitutional rights. Remember when we used to question the constitutionality of lockdowns before we just accepted our fate? Throughout the past five months, power-hungry politicians have tried to push digital contract tracing on us, label gun stores as “non-essential,” stop churches from holding worship and indoor service, and called for mail-in voting.

What about the precedent widespread lockdowns set for future outbreaks? Is this lifestyle something we are going to see every time a bad flu comes around? I hope not.

The list of negative effects of the forced lockdowns continues to grow day by day, and we might not even see some of the consequences until years down the road.

And that’s all because our states hunkered down to avoid a “highly contagious” and “deadly” pandemic that we now know was never nearly as bad as they told us it was. Now that we know this information, our only choice is to reopen America immediately. We don’t need to wait for a vaccine or even a therapeutic. We need to open back up for business before more irreversible damage is done to our country.