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What data and research is available on the mortality risk (infection fatality rate) of COVID-19?

Well, there is one meta-analytical estimate of the IFR for Covid-19 out already albeint only as a draft paper: there were 13 estimates of IFR included in the final meta-analysis, from a wide range ...
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What is the Fatality Rate of the Common Cold?

SARS-Cov-2 is a distinct virus that causes a distinct disease: COVID-19. Virus influenzae is a distinct virus (or a term for a small group of similar viruses) that causes a distinct disease: seasonal ...
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What is causing recent increase in R00-R99 deaths?

From the CDC (bold added by me): Provisional estimates by causes of death are subject to some nonrandom sampling error. This is because the delay in receiving the report of a death depends on the ...
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Updates on mortality rate once on a ventilator with Covid-19?

I don't see that we can have that data yet, nor can it be answered simply. In Wuhan, Italy and New York when ICUs were being overwhelmed with patients, and there was a ventilator shortage, then only ...
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Can the flu mortality be as high as covid-19 in some countries?

It's possible your news source confused deaths with hospitalizations, confused the cause of death, or that 2018 was particularly bad flu year in Argentina (but I rather doubt that). Peer-reviewed, ...
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Are population-related conclusions obtained from autopsy applicable to the general population?

Every sample is biased. The question is whether these samples are meaningfully biased in a way that would like affect these results. Yes, those getting a head MRI likely have some symptoms related to ...
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What data and research is available on the mortality risk (infection fatality rate) of COVID-19?

Below is a summary of all data and findings answering this question meeting the question criteria which I have found or which have been pointed out in answers to this question. The mortality risk ...
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What is the Fatality Rate of the Common Cold?

I had trouble finding any specific estimates for your question after various searches, but given the common cold is much milder than the flu, one can presume it is significantly less than the CFR of ...
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Why do weekly deaths in the UK dramatically decrease during the end of December / beginning of January?

The official source for information on death records is the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and there are stats available with monthly figures and weekly figures. When you look at the weekly total ...
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What data and research is available on the mortality risk (infection fatality rate) of COVID-19?

Around 1 to 2%. While @Fizz and @Dale Newton have already provided a nice collection (with statistics even), I'd like to add one more, which is based on common sense as well as statistics. First off,...

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