Below is an assignment sheet about Covid-19: What you need to do is just write a two-page paper, answer the questions of the assignment sheet, use just two sources, MLA style, and please start with a very attention grabber and impressive terms and end the same: this paper also require blue print theses at the end of the first paragraph.
Sociology 410
Social Demography
Spring 2022
Homework #2
Measuring COVID-19 Mortality
(10 points)
Due on March 11th, submit on ELMS
We have talked about different measures of mortality in class. In this homework, I would like you to do a little research on different measures of rates associated with COVID-19. Two measures, that is, COVID-19 mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 population), and COVID-19 case fatality ratio, are most commonly reported. As of February 28th, 2022, the U.S. has 950,490 deaths associated with COVID-19 and 79,045,043 confirmed cases ( ). As such, COVID mortality rate in the U.S. is 290 per 100,000. The case fatality ratio is 1.2% ( Please answer the following questions:
1)     How are these two rates/ratios calculated? Are these good measures? What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with each measure?
2)     Look up these statistics for your country of selection for the Country Demographic Profile (You can use the Johns Hopkins University website as mentioned above). How do they compare with the U.S.? Are they better off or worse off than the U.S.? What factors could bias the comparison? What other information do you think would be helpful to know? Would you propose some other measures to use?
3)     To get a better estimate of COVID related mortality, demographers also rely on another measure, referred to as “excess mortality.” The basic idea is that you compare deaths in the most recent period with historical trends. Research on this concept and explain how “excess mortality” could help to refine the measurement of COVID mortality.