Hypothesis 1: Are a significant number of COVID deaths actually due to ventilatory intervention (mechanical ventilation, supplementary oxygen etc)? If so to what extent?

Hypothesis does not mean it is a fact. It means based on certain observations, it may be worth while to collect data, conduct experiments and tests, analyze them and see if they answer any pieces of the puzzle (scientific question). Hypothesis: a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a …

Fatality Rate Problem

The problem is we do not know how many people get sick when exposed to the virus. So we do not know the exact death rate. Case Fatality Rate = Number of deaths/Confirmed cases. Most initial studies have shown this rate to be around 2% to 4%. This was the rate that initiated the global …