What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19

Amesh Adalja, MD, emerging infectious disease specialist, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, epidemiologist, University of Wollongong, Australia. 

David Ropeik, retired Harvard University instructor; author, How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts. 

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YouTube: “Coronavirus Is 10 Times More Lethal Than Seasonal Flu, Fauci Says,” Bloomberg Markets and Finance.

The New England Journal of Medicine: “Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted.” 

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CDC: COVID-19 infections and deaths as of 8-30-2020.

The Boston Globe: “It’s difficult to grasp the projected deaths from Covid-19. Here’s how they compare to other causes of death.”

University of Washington: “New IHME COVID-19 Forecasts See Nearly 300,000 Deaths by December 1.”

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American College of Cardiology: “A Conversation with Anthony S. Fauci, MD, on COVID-19 and Influenza.”


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