And even that death count is artificially inflated. Granted, not to the level of the admittedly-amusing-to-me-and-I'm-embarrassed-to-say-so memes of fatalities due to being hit by a jet or eaten by a shark being attributed to COVID-19, but if someone who is suffering from a terminal or severe illness that would likely result in being an eventual cause of death contracts the virus (or the facility caring for that person wishes to receive extra funding), ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing.. it's a COVID-related death. NOT to marginalize the suffering to families when loved one pass away... a close friend of mine lost his brother AND his father in the same week recently, and his brother tested positive for COVID... absolutely devastating. We just need to constantly remind ourselves that COVID, in terms of being fatal, is MUCH more of a catalyst to pre-existing conditions than it is a primary cause of death.... to the nth degree. That fact can not be overstated.