There were people who tested negative for COVID but still were counted as COVID-19 deaths.
A study published last week from the University of Oxford shows that COVID-19 deaths in the United Kingdom have been severely misreported by the UK government throughout the pandemic.
The study, which has gone largely unreported by the mainstream media, used data obtained from 800 Freedom of Information (FOI) requests requested by 90 individuals, spanning 2020-2021.
It found that the government did not have a consistent definition for COVID-19 deaths nor for COVID-19-related deaths. There were 14 different ways to describe a COVID death, which included “underlying COVID”, “involving COVID", “due to COVID”, and “died within either 28 or 60 days of a positive test".
In other words, throughout the pandemic, there was no way to know if a death was from COVID-19. In fact, the study shows that there were people who tested negative for COVID but still were counted as COVID-19 deaths.
Furthermore, there were at least 1,304 deaths in nursing homes for which the death certificates listed only “COVID-19”, without any chain of causality or any other contributing factor.
The study cites other research which shows that 82% of death certificates “contained one or more errors".
In Iceland, a study of 433 autopsies showed that 50% of the death certificates showed discrepancies, and 25% had listed the immediate cause of death incorrectly altogether.
There were very few autopsies or post-mortem examinations done during the pandemic.