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confirmed case fatality rate (the statistic normally quoted) is 3.75%. Compares to Italy and UK (worst in world) of 12%+ and German 2.2% (best among the high case number countries).

What this indicates is:

  1. The USA is still at an earlier stage in the pandemic, and
  2. Hospitals in most parts of the US (excepting NYC of course) have not yet been over-run and can still provide appropriate care.
  3. USA (after a slow start) has been testing more widely - not just hospital admissions - also confirmed by mid-range positive test % of 19% and mid-range 6260 tests per million pop.


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Apr 10th, 2020 at 06:17:54 PM EST
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