Covid Infection Fatality Rate
October 13th, 2020
A question has arisen. Where do you get the 99% COVID19 survival number from?
This is the infection fatality rate percentage that is based on multiple sources including the CDC and the WHO. This is the number of people infected not just tested versus the number of deaths reported. This number sits between 0.25% and 0.7% at present. This number is actually likely to go down further as the current trend is more positive test results and less deaths overall comparatively.
Also, remember that the IFR is heavily skewed towards 94% of the outcomes being negative in those with comorbid diseases of lifestyle abuse.
Faust JAMA Internal Medicine
Meyerowitz-Katz International J Infectious Dis