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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 05:00 PM

3. A lot depends on what the death rate is a percentage of.

Is it percentage of people infected, percentage of people hospitalized, or percentage of people admitted to intensive care? Unless you know what basis a report is based on (and different places may sue different methodologies), it's hard to draw conclusions. And it also depends on the pace of testing. If a lot of people who are infected, but are not sick enough to seek medical help, the death rate (at least as a percentage of people infected) will seem to be higher than it actually is.

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