Counting COVID cases

In response to David E. Ross and the analysis of daily deaths vs. confirmed cases, I disagree with the premise of comparing those two numbers.
According to the CDC, most COVID-19 cases are mild or asymptomatic and therefore not confirmed.
Assuming, conservatively, that half of all California cases are confirmed, the mortality percentage is a little over 1%.
According to Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, “The current best estimates for the infectio...

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