Covid-19 fatality rate
The question of just how dangerous Covid-19 really is, could have huge implications for lifting lockdowns around the world. So why is it so hard to calculate?
The question of just how dangerous Covid-19 really is, is absolutely crucial. If a large number of those who are infected go on to die, there could be dreadful consequences if we relaxed the lockdowns that have been imposed across much of the world. If the number is smaller, for many countries the worst might already be behind us.
But the frustrating thing is: we’re still not sure. So how can we work this crucial number out?