If I have cancer, diabetes and COPD, if I die in a car accident, I still died as a result of the car accident.
People who try to argue otherwise are denying reality.
If I die with Covid, my other illnesses may make it more likely that I will die, but Covid still killed me.
If I die after a police officer knelt on my neck for nine minutes, COPD makes it more likely that I will die, but having someone kneeling on my neck for nine minutes is what killed me.
It’s time to stop ignoring uncomfortable causes of death.
J.J. Esplin, Salt Lake City