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Why do weekly deaths in the UK dramatically decrease during the end of December / beginning of January?

Looking at the weekly death statistics or the UK (something a few of us may have started the morbid habit of doing), I noticed an interesting phenomenon which seems to happen every year. The reports ...
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Why the mismatch between the EUROMOMO mortality rate and 'COVID-19 second wave' positive tests and hospitalizations?

Currently (September/October 2020) there is a large increase in the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come out positive, at least in several countries in Europe. And, at least in the Netherlands, ...
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What specific factors give rise to the mortality rates depending on cancer type?

In my experience it is commonly communicated that certain types of cancer have a higher rate of mortality than others. For instance1, pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis while the prognosis ...
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Can the flu mortality be as high as covid-19 in some countries?

According to this Up to 650,000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year This marks an increase on the previous global estimate of 250 000 – 500 000, which dates from over ...
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Are population-related conclusions obtained from autopsy applicable to the general population?

In this paper, it says that "Although the prevalence of pineal cysts in autopsy series has been reported as being between 25% and 40%, MR studies have documented their frequency to range between ...
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What is the Fatality Rate of the Common Cold?

During COVID-19, we've heard many comparisons between SARS-CoV-2 and the Flu, especially in terms of the case fatality rate (CFR). Currently, the Flu is thought to be around 0.1%, and according to the ...
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What data and research is available on the mortality risk (infection fatality rate) of COVID-19?

Given controversy and confusion over aspects of COVID-19, particularly over comparisons and contrasts with the mortality risk of seasonal flu, I am looking for data and findings on the mortality risk (...
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Updates on mortality rate once on a ventilator with Covid-19?

CNN even in fairly recent articles keeps pointing to this (March 5) Lancet page (which is an editorial summarizing an even older study published on Feb 21) for mortality rates of Covid-19 on a ...