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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 of countries, published between February and April 2020. The meta-analysis demonstrated a point-estimate of IFR of 0.75% (0.49-1.01%) with significant ...


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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 influenza or "flu." This is why you can compare death rates of SARS-Cov-2 and influenza virus, or COVID-19 and flu. "Common cold" refers to a group of ...


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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 cause of death. The quarterly provisional estimates are based on data that is more incomplete for the most recent months. Causes of death with more delayed ...


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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 the most sick were being invasively ventilated, and others were left to die. Or, ventilators were split so that each patient shared the same settings which is ...


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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, albeit older publications put the flu mortality figures much lower: During 2002–2009, we estimated that influenza contributed to an average of approximately 2000–...


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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 their head or brain area, but the vast majority of those will have nothing to do with pineal cysts or tumors; in addition, some of the work in the paper you ...


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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 given is that provided in the research paper cited, or, where no paper is cited (sources 6,7 and 9), the number of deaths divided by number of infections based on ...


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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 the flu. The issue with the common cold isn't the virus itself, but instead the complications that patients can get after the virus, which can rarely but ...


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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 deaths figures for 2019 for example, you notice a drop in numbers during the last week of May, the last 2 weeks of August, and Christmas week. When you look at ...


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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, the source should be such that it could reasonably be expected to report truthful data; that pretty much means democratic governments which are taking this ...


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