Do people who claim that coronavirus numbers are "inflated" because deaths were attributed to other cause not understand basic principals of medicine?

You hear all of these down-players talking incessantly about how deaths due to other causes have been mis-attributed to coronavirus as though it's part of some grand design to make coronavirus look more serious than it actually is.

Have you ever heard of something called a misdiagnosis? You know, these can happen even with diseases we've been intensely studying for decades, let alone one ~ a year old. Also, if you're going to use claims by doctors that they were forced to attribute coronavirus to other causes of death, tests can give conflicting results so doctors aren't always going to agree on which one is correct so if someone disagrees with his or her supervisor about the cause of death, of course they'll claim it was mis-attributed to coronavirus. But there is no evidence that this is occurring at a systemic level. I mean this whole premise is about as stupid as creationists saying that because some fossils have been falsely identified as "missing links" the whole theory of evolution is wrong; it really is.

But lets not forget that this argument is a double edged sword and can go both ways. Deaths due to coronavirus can be mis-attributed to other causes, deflating the apparent death toll. Furthermore, the difference in the average death rate of 2020 and that of previous years is greater than the deaths attributed to coronavirus. So, it seems the edge facing the down-player is sharper of the two.
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Also, it can be complicated by secondary effects of the disease. For example, many downplayers talk about deaths due to heart attacks being attributed to coronavirus when it's been known that suffering from a respiratory infection increases the risk of a heart attack 17-fold.

www.sciencedaily.com/.../170515111601.htm
Do people who claim that coronavirus numbers are "inflated" because deaths were attributed to other cause not understand basic principals of medicine?
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