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Here is the link a meta analysis of IFR studies to date. possibly the one you referenced. Nearly every study to date has been in this range. Other reports have been based irresponsible pseudo journalism and alarmism.

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/medrxiv/early/2020/05/18/202...




> Other reports have been based irresponsible pseudo journalism and alarmism.

Other reports were using CFR, which isn't alarmism.


Except the new articles that uses it caused alarm by exaggeration because the news wants our attention. The intention is not to cause alarm, but the effect was.

Politically it's also easier to make changes when one highlights the dangers. Not alarmist but certainly manipulative. Fear works and by being alarmed we have saved lives.


I think that many publications did not specify cfr or explain what it is. I often see death rate used interchangeably with the two




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