The point can be summed up by this... if a person is in the process of dying from, say, a cut throat and you stab him through the heart at or near the moment of death, it may well be impossible to say with wny certainty whether the actual cause of death was the cut throat or the stab wound. Does it matter? If you're trying to establich who actually committed a murder, it most certainly does!
We're talking about a virus, not a murder.
Some time ago I did an asbestos awareness course for work.
Something I learned was that the symptoms of asbestosis can appear identical to lung cancer.
So my question was, if a smoker presents with the symptoms of asbestosis, would a doctor at least try and differentiate between this and smoking related cancer.
The answer I got was most likely not.
If the person was a smoker then it would be assumed that cigarettes were the cause.
No tests, operations or post mortem necessary.
In other words the death can be notched up to smoking, when in fact it may have been something unrelated that was going to kill him eventually anyway even if he hadn't been a smoker.
His death though is added to the smoking stats despite cigarettes not actually being the CAUSE of death.
So just as with covind19, there seems to be a lot of diagnosis through assumption going on leading me to believe that we're not getting the real figures.