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An opportunity exists for the addition of statistical measures to aid in Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s fulfilment of its goals for COVID-19 surveillance. The average lifetime lost (ALL) statistic attempts to measure the loss caused by a disease. This statistic will give another way to judge how deadly or benign, in an average sense, a disease is. This statistic may lower population anxiety by objectively demonstrating that the actual lifetime shortening effect of a disease is quite small. It will also give a way to make meaningful comparisons between different groups, diseases …
Contributors EDH is the sole author of this work.
Funding The author has not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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