Important data is beginning to create a more accurate picture of who is most at risk from death due to COVID-19. To date, this is the best article I’ve seen:
Last week, the pressure was on America’s youth..getting them off the beaches.
Next week the focus may be on those over 60..getting them off the golf course. (I live in Florida and trust me, they are flooding the fairways..we have all seen ’em.)
I heard yesterday that the average age of Italians dying from COVID is 80.
This is critical data as we consider our next steps..especially as it pertains to our economy. We may need to shift to more fine-tuned guidance about who actually needs to stay home. As of this moment, it seems that while all ages are at risk of contracting COVID, it is those approaching 60 and over and those with pre-existing conditions who have a much, much higher chance of hospitalization and death.
“Almost half of Americans ages 55 to 64 have at least one preexisting condition, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.”-VOX
Data is everything..thank God it is starting to trickle in.