Death Rate Math

Today a post about the Math of CoViD-19 Death Rate appears on my news feed. Seems like people not interested in working numbers.

A week ago, Elon Musk wrote an email about car crashes and coronavirus. A month ago, someone traveling Vietnam tried to lecture me how to do math with random American Disease Statistics and Chinese CoViD-19 Data. “It is like a flu”. “Death rate is low”. The narrative is nothing to worry, just keep enjoying life as it is. So, I finally decided to list here a few common questions:

How do you calculate death rate? Is it the [ Total of deaths / Total positive cases ] ?

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