"Many people seem to be under the assumption that the stats for Covid-19 deaths are fudged because EVERY death is being blamed on the coronavirus - Covid-19."
Just for the record, the name of the virus is SARS-CoV-2. The name of the illness caused by the virus is COVID-19.
Its like HIV vs AIDS.
People always talk about "mortality rates" but fact is SARS-CoV-2 has a very high morbidity rate. Its makes people very sick with many complications. That's one way CV-19 can overwhelm hospitals.
People can debate stats, but the crush of dead is not like any year of flu doctors have seen. In fact, most doctors will tell you they can't remember a case where flu killed someone. In many states, "flu" isn't reportable as a cause of death - its almost never on death certificates. Flu stats are based of models - exaggerated ones. Its laugh vs cry time when people trying to minimized CV-19 compare it to flu which are the fakest stats going