Here's the current U.S. "Case Fatality Rate"

The "case fatality rate" is the raw ratio of number of confirmed deaths divided by the number of confirmed cases. this rate generally is above the mortality rate for the disease since many cases are never "confirmed" and thus not counted in the denominator of the equation. Thus the mortality rate could reasonably be expected to be significantly below the current case fatality rate. As Dr. Fauci wrote on 3/26 in the New England Journal Of Medicine:

"If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968)."


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  • John Regan
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  • Adrian Lee Steininger
    commented 2020-04-17 16:29:33 -0400
    Trying to get the truth about the Coronavirus.