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    Misleading death rate in viral outbreaks?

    The source data will always be incomplete, but using available data using a bad approach will always be worse.
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    Misleading death rate in viral outbreaks?

    Currently, and especially in this COVID-19 outbreak, the death rate divulged during an outbreak is calculated as: total # of deaths ÷ total # of cases What bugs me is that the 2nd term of the expression (which include ongoing cases) follows a geometric progression over time, whereas deaths and...