Researchers estimate that 25 deaths in a population of some 12 million children in England gives a broad, overall mortality rate of 2 per million children.
And has an infographic as well that says:
2 in a million: absolute risk of death from Covid-19 in children
I'm somewhat familiar with notions like CFR and IFR... but on a quick google search "absolute risk of death" is also a phrase that seems to appear often in papers... but I couldn't find a definition for it. (The use of "motility rate" from a given cause in the first quote, on the other hand, is matching the Wikipedia definition. So that one is uncontentious in pure technical terms.) How is this latter notion of "absolute risk of death" usually defined for infectious diseases?
There is one site that defines (in the broadest terms) "absolute risk is the likelihood of an event occurring under specific conditions"... but what are those conditions usually assumed to be for infectious diseases?
(N.B. there a somewhat related Reuters fact check on absolute vs. relative risk reduction regarding vaccines. It seems that "anti-vaxxers" have been been pushing ARR instead of RRR, which might explain why some in the "opposing camp" are now allergic to any "absolute risk" measures regarding covid...)