Well, There Go the Trump Voters …
Most viral flu-like illnesses hit people with compromised immune systems. Usually, this means old folks & kids bear the brunt, with the exception of the 1918 Spanish Flu, that weaponized our own immune systems against us.
Elderly people and those with preexisting health conditions were most at risk of contracting a fatal case of COVID-19, researchers also noted.
Case fatality rate increased with age, with 14.8% of cases in people over age 80 resulting in death. Patients ages 70 to 79 had an 8% fatality rate, while those 60 to 69 had a fatality rate of 3.6%.
Researchers calculated an overall fatality rate of 2.3%, with a total of 1,023 deaths recorded among the confirmed cases of the virus in the study.
Cardiovascular disease was the preexisting condition most associated with increased fatalities, with the study reporting a fatality rate of 10.5% in patients who suffered with the condition. Diabetes sufferers had a fatality rate of 7.3%, while the frequency of fatalities was also higher than the overall rate in people with chronic respiratory disease, hypertension and cancer.
In patients with no reported underlying conditions, the fatality rate dropped to 0.9%, according to the study.
So. Fat old people in scooters are the ones most likely to drop dead? Guessing this means that Trump’s rallies are going to be a little … sparse in a few months.
Trump shut down the NSC’s entire global health security unit, eliminated the NSC and DHS’s epidemic teams, gutted the global health section of the CDC, and proposed huge cuts to both the CDC and the National Institutes of Health as recently as two weeks ago https://t.co/hwlBErzc2T