I will just say my father was recorded as a covid death as he was positive when he died. However my family and all staff at the nursing home know he died of dementia. They were required to put covid on the death certificate.
There is a big difference in dying from covid and dying with covid, so going from my personal experience, I would say deaths attributed to covid is being exaggerated.
CDC covid certificate deaths are purely from 6% covid. Its likly from the 94% underlying deathly health conditions a covid patient has died. It just doesn't pay financially as well to the hospital having the other health conditions as the main cause of death.