Deaths from Heart Disease and Cancer Outnumber COVID Deaths 7 to 1 in 2022

by Mike Mutzel


Heart disease and cancer have long held the top two causes of death, 2022 was no different, new data suggests. According to the CDC’s recently released 2022 figures, these two health conditions claimed a combined 7 times more lives than COVID-19 in 2022.

In other words, for every 7 deaths caused by poor diet, exercise and lifestyle habits there was only 1 death from COVID-19; meaning it's time to focus on health and wellness.


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Time Stamps:

00:00 2022 The top 2 causes of mortality, heart disease and cancer, are preventable.

00:35 Unintentional injury, accidents, and drug overdoses are 3rd.

01:15 3.2 million people died in the US during 2022.

01:25 COVID, in 2020 and 2021, was the 3rd leading cause of death. Now it is the 4th.

02:45 For every 1 COVID death, there were 7 deaths from either cancer or heart disease.

04:45 Omicron is mild, but it impacts the immunocompromised.

06:50 Fewer young people are dying of COVID. Deaths are down by 70%.

10:00 We should have been promoting exercise.

11:10 Focus on Health and Wellness!



Ahmad, F. B., Cisewski, J. A. & Anderson, R. N. Provisional Mortality Data — United States, 2021. Morbidity Mortal Wkly Rep 71, 597–600 (2022).

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