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Does COVID-19 have a case fatality rate of 41%? Is this formula correct?

According to the data on the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Tracker, as of 3rd February 2020 there were 17491 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, 536 total recoveries and 362 deaths. From my non-expert ...
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Do you bleed to death after your penis is cut off?

I wonder If a person without knowledge and tools cuts off somebody's penis and then doesn't call an ambulance immediately, is there a chance a person may not bleed to death within a short time? I ...
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How do they make sure someone has really died before declaring them dead?

What is the way they determine someone died before declaring them dead? There are stories I've heard of over the years, people who's heart stopped, were brain dead, fell under ice rivers for half an ...
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Why is the reported number of COVID-19 deaths lower on Sundays and Mondays in the US?

I was looking at the Daily Deaths from COVID-19 from Worldometers and I noticed that the number is always lower on Sundays and Mondays. Why is that? Am I interpreting the graphs correctly?
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Likelihood of death from coronavirus after being admitted

Ive looked extensively but in amongst all the stats available, I cant find the proportion of people who are admitted to hospital with coronavirus but then go on to recover - any help much appreciated!
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Why would someone, healthy and 10-39 years old, infected with covid-19 might die?

From https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus we can see that a person between 10 and 39 years old has a probability of 0.2% of dying, which is very low but meaningful. See also this table below for ...