What is the True Death Rate of COVID-19?

Looking at a complex question a year on

Pictured: The same header I used a year ago. There’s some meaning in that, although what exactly is anyone’s guess. Source: Pexels
I did my first search in April, and found ~100 papers/preprints total. I checked again while writing this blog, and the exact same query now returns >5,000 results. Source: Nature

Population Fatality Rates

Things changed quickly at the start of the pandemic. Source: Our World in Data
Our initial estimate published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Age-Stratified IFR

COVID-19 Is Getting Less Lethal

Stock photos of “tangle” appear to be largely untangled balls of yarn. Weird. Source: Pexels

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