The Need to Use Mortality, and Not Case‑Fatality, to Compare COVID‑19 Deaths Worldwide

Erika A. Silveira, Matias Noll, Pedro C. Hallal, Cesar de Oliveira


Dear Editor, COVID‑19, the disease caused by the SARS‑CoV‑2 virus spread fast globally, with the number of confirmed cases exceeding 8 million. In a short period of time, scientists are working around the clock trying to understand the various aspects of COVID‑19.


COVID‑19; Case‑Fatality; Mortality; Deaths

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