CAN WE TRUST THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATISTICS? — PART 2

Citizen Tom

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In CAN WE TRUST THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) STATISTICS? — PART 1 we considered the overall problem of trusting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics. Here we will look at a specific issue. How much can we trust that death rate number?

We don’t know who has had COVID-19.

Uncounted millions had COVID-19 symptoms, but no positive test (msn.com).

Experts estimate tens of millions of Americans contracted the coronavirus but are not included in official tallies because of testing errors, misdiagnoses, a sluggish public health response and ignorance about the disease during its early days in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that there have been about 3.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide and at least 136,000 deaths. The actual number of infections is likely 10 times the number of reported cases, CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a news conference June 25…

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