COVID-19 and the difficulty of inferring epidemiological parameters from clinical data

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COVID-19 and the difficulty of inferring epidemiological parameters from clinical data

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Knowing the infection fatality ratio (IFR) is crucial for epidemic management: for immediate planning, for balancing the life-years saved against those lost to the consequences of management, and for considering the ethics of paying substantially more to save a life-year from the epidemic than from other diseases.

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2020-05-28

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Wood, Simon N., Ernst C. Wit, Matteo Fasiolo, and Peter J. Green. 2020. "COVID-19 and the difficulty of inferring epidemiological parameters from clinical data." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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