“Your answer to my question …. smacks of orientalism – i.e. the belief that those less worthy foreigners don’t know how to do things properly.”
LOL. Just the opposite. I am suggesting that perhaps those Asian countries have a more accurate method than us of recording covid deaths, and that we are the ones who are not doing it properly.
“Nevertheless, this canard regarding dying from rather than with the virus has been in circulation widely amongst covid deniers and skeptics and has also been applied to our own figures in the oh so advanced west..”
Why do you call it a canard? It is verifiable. And yes it HAS been widely circulated so why are the media and politicians behaving as though they don’t know about it?