Why is Israel’s coronavirus mortality rate so low? In part, age structure 07.04.2020

One of the unadulterated bright spots in Israel’s experience of coronavirus is its relatively low mortality. Our daily analyses of CSSE data show that even though rates of infection per capita in Israel are not great—they’re very similar to those in the US, marginally higher than those in the UK…

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Viral Economics – Latest Coronavirus Trends

1) For the first ten days after the intensive closures of offices and restaurants began on March 15, the daily increase in the number of confirmed cases was relatively stable, usually in the 25-30% range (thick orange line). More recently, the pace of growth has slowed significantly, remaining below 15% over…

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Israel in international comparison 06.04.2020

This page contains graphs, updated daily (latest 5.Apr.2020), that describe coronavirus infections per capita and deaths per capita in the 36 OECD countries plus Taiwan. I use data from the CSSE at Johns Hopkins, merging them with UN population estimates from 2019. The graphs are divided by region within the…

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Viral Economics – The Social and Economic Aspects of the Pandemic

Prof. Alex Weinreb presents in-depth and easy to read graphs about coronavirus How does Israel compare in terms of coronavirus infections per capita and deaths per capita with other OECD countries? Israel in international comparison How to actually read and understand the data presented in the media? Reading coronavirus: pandemic ABCs Research: Anticipating the Total…

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Reading coronavirus: pandemic ABCs 05.04.2020

There is inconsistency across sites, so pay close attention to categories. The number that we hear most frequently from the Ministry of Health in Israel, and therefore in the press, is the “total number of confirmed cases.” This is simply a running total of all confirmed cases. It includes “active…

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