I think it reached the stage of absurdity a while back when a number of our departed friends started questioning actual mortality figures. When you have to start questioning death certification then intellectually you are in the land of the undead...far beyond the plains of the absurd.
the methodology for assessing Covid mortality is the same as that for assessing Seasonal flu mortality. Nearly everyone who dies of Seasonal flu also have other underlying health issues, ergo the ahemmm, "logic" dictates that seasonal flu doesn't really kill anybody...
I don't understand why people reaching such absurd contradictions can't stop and see that the problem lies not with the information but with their approach, and indeed often with their own "emotional investment" but hey ho...as Kenneth Galbraith astutely pointed out, when people set their minds in a particular direction:
"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof..."