Estimating the Fatality Burden of SARS-CoV2

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Title: Estimating the Fatality Burden of SARS-CoV2
Authors: Smyth, Barry
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Date: Mar-2021
Online since: 2021-06-17T11:53:41Z
Abstract: As the world struggles with the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, public health officials and governments continue to refine the key metrics that are used to capture and compare the state of the pandemic and the effects of responses within and between countries and regions. This work presents a novel fatality metric, the COVID-19 burden, which normalises SARS-CoV2 fatalities with respect to historical mortality rates over the same period of time. We argue that this measure provides an improved basis for comparing fatality rates between countries, and we present an analysis of this measure across 174 countries, using data up to November 15, 2020, to better understand the impact of the virus in different countries and regions.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Funding Details: Insight Research Centre
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: ACM
Journal: Digital Government: Research and Practice
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Start page: 1
End page: 8
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: Data scienceCOVID-19Coronavirus
DOI: 10.1145/3436997
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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