Some thoughts on COVID-19 Mortality Rates
This is a post of some notes on COVID-19 – this one is specifically on Mortality Rate (MR).
Mortality Rate (MR) is a very difficult thing to calculate – particularly in the early stages of an epidemic/pandemic.
The initial response is to use the simple method: just take the number of reported cases and divide that into the number of fatalities to get a percentage. [How to compute percentage]
There are a lot of issues with this, however, such as: