I know it’s an old comment, but it’s up at the top so let me clear the confusion.
Maciej Sopyło

I believe that you misunderstood the point. Nobody is saying that a call to an async function is synchronous. We are talking about the await statements within it. Not every thing within an asynchronous call must be asynchronous — if we call an ordinary function within an asynchronous call, we don’t say that this ordinary call is also asynchronous. In the same way, the await statements are perfectly synchronous calls within the async function.