Global perspective of COVID‐19 epidemiology for a full‐cycle pandemic

  title={Global perspective of COVID‐19 epidemiology for a full‐cycle pandemic},
  author={J. P. Ioannidis},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Investigation},
  • J. P. Ioannidis
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • As of October 2020, there are >1 million documented deaths with COVID‐19. Excess deaths can be caused by both COVID‐19 and the measures taken. COVID‐19 shows extremely strong risk stratification across age, socioeconomic factors, and clinical factors. Calculation of years‐of‐life‐lost from COVID‐19 is methodologically challenging and can yield misleading over‐estimates. Many early deaths may have been due to suboptimal management, malfunctional health systems, hydroxychloroquine, sending COVID… CONTINUE READING
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