“Admitted for other reasons” could be due to COVID provoking a problem. But I call that ludicrous on a percentage/odds basis.
The Epoch Times: Most Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in New Jersey Admitted for Non-COVID Reasons: Officials
2022-01-10 by Zacharay Stieber. Emphasis added.
The majority of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Jersey were actually admitted for reasons other than COVID-19, officials said on Jan. 10.
Of the 6,075 people with COVID-19 and hospitalized in the state, just 2,963 were admitted for COVID-19, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said during a briefing.
We have a fair number of what I’ve started to call COVID incidental, or incidental COVID, meaning you went in because you broke your leg, but everyone’s getting tested and it turns out you’ve got COVID. You didn’t even know it,” Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, said. “My wife didn’t know it and still she’s not back in the in the game, but never had any symptoms, so there is a significant amount of that.”
Previously during the pandemic, states largely neglected to distinguish COVID-19 hospitalizations from incidental COVID-19.
WIND: “neglected” means “knowingly misled”.
Beware headlines about “hospitals near capacity”, “hospitalized with COVID”, etc. Such headlines evade the most crucial aspects of the situation—fear-mongering propaganda.