Yeah it took a little digging, because page after page kept telling me just how deadly COVID was, and it how it was the cause of so much death - but there wasn't any significant jump in excess mortality the year of the pandemic. Yes, I lost my FIL and my wife told me he had to fight to breathe - but if excess mortality did not move much, the best that could be attributable to COVID were people so weak and compromised, they would have died of something. Worse, data DID arrive that less than 10,000 died from COVID alone.
COVID just cleared the table faster - it was never the raging disease the world panicked over.
Yep, people with heart disease & stage 4 cancer didn't die from those, it had to be covid. When people die from the flu its usually because they get pneumonia that makes it hard to breathe.