Pre-existing conditions or hospital conditions don’t matter:
If COVID-19 wasn’t the way it was as a viral infection with NO VACCINE and a 0-14 day incubation period and if people weren’t so huggy and kissy all the time, the death rates would be lower.
But people who otherwise would have lived, died. Doesn’t matter if they were “on the brink”. If it wasn’t for COVID-19 being the way it was and people not spread it it the way they did and do, people would have lived that are now dead.
This is why washing, social distancing and masks helps and hiding one’s head in the sand looking for ways that “it’s not so bad” doesn’t help.
Assume it’s temporary but critical to do your part.