The infection–fatality ratio (IFR) is a metric that quantifies the likelihood of an individual dying once infected with a pathogen. Understanding the determinants of IFR variation for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has direct implications for mitigation efforts with respect to clinical practice, non-pharmaceutical interventions, and the prioritisation of risk groups for targeted vaccine delivery.
Our data visualizations allow you to see patterns and follow trends that are not readily apparent in the numbers themselves. Here you can watch how trends in mortality change over time, choose countries to compare progress in a variety of health areas, or see how countries compare against each other on a global map.
IHME’s policy reports help put our innovative research into action by translating scientific findings in ways that highlight specific policy implications. We produce a wide variety of policy reports, including topic- and country-specific publications and an annually updated report on global health financing.
IHME researchers produce numerous scientific, peer-reviewed research articles each year on a range of topics. Each research study undergoes rigorous internal and external review prior to publication in leading scientific and academic journals.