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Above are guidelines for filling out death certificates. Please have a look Steph and satisfy yourself that a deal of thought goes into filling them out. Doctors won’t enter covid 19 unless they have good clinical reasons to consider it was the cause of death or significantly contributed to the cause of death which will usually be backed up by confirmatory lab work.
I am trying to counter the notion that if someone simply tested positive for Sars-Cov-2 it’s gong to appear on the death cert. It won’t unless it played a direct or significant role in that death.

Also, most countries use the WHO classification system.

“The MCCD is set out in two parts, in accordance with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)”

It is a pretty well thought out guidance and worth your time reading it. It is not nearly as arbitrary as is being alleged by some. It is a legal document and docs are mostly a fairly conscientious lot.