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BEST OF THE WEB: Why massive fatality rates from Italy are misleading

BEST OF THE WEB: Why massive fatality rates from Italy are misleading In Italy, the proportion of infected people dying from the novel coronavirus — 10 percent according to the latest figures — seems through the roof. Unsurprisingly, there is more to this terrifying figure than meets the eye. You do not need to be an expert to calculate the mortality rate. It is one number divided by another — the number of people who have died from the virus…

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