COVID IN PERSPECTIVE:

Aug 20, 2020 by

Dr. Stanley Jack, DO

NEWLETTER FROM DR. STAN JACK – 8.20.20

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COVID IN PERSPECTIVE:

A recent study looking at data from 14 countries and 13 locations in the United States that were “hotbeds” of COVID-19 found the following:

“For the whole COVID-19 fatality season to-date… the average daily risk of dying from coronavirus for a person <65 years old is equivalent to the risk of dying driving a distance of 4–82 miles by car per day [in] 18 of the 27 hotbeds and 106–483 miles per day in the other 9 hotbeds… For many hotbeds, the risk of death is in the same level roughly as dying from a car accident during daily commute…”

“The vast majority of COVID-19 victims are elderly people and in all European countries analyzed as well as Canada and most US locations, more than half and up to three quarters are at least 80 years old. The median age of death for COVID-19 tends to be similar or slightly smaller than the life expectancy of the population in each respective location…”

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