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The Covid-19 risks for different age groups, explained
Different age cohorts have different vulnerabilities to Covid-19, but nobody’s risk is zero.
Nobody’s risk is zero when it comes to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Anybody can get sick in this pandemic. But different people have different risks of getting severe symptoms that require hospitalization or intensive care — and the chances of dying from Covid-19 vary widely across age groups.
The conventional wisdom says kids and young people may be fine even if they get infected, with the risk of a case being more severe increasing with age. It’s the older folks, we need to worry about, this thinking says, given death rates reach 20 percent or more among people 80 and older. Public health experts have seemed exasperated by the social media images of younger Americans who continue to socialize or even take a spring break vacation, worried that the perception a young person has little to fear from the coronavirus has given them a false sense of security.
To be clear, nobody should feel invulnerable to the coronavirus. Young people are going to contract the disease, a not-insignificant percentage of them are going to get very sick, and a smaller number will die. The rates of severe and deadly cases might not be nearly as high as the older generations that we are worried about, but the data already show that age alone does not make you invincible.
There are two other things about risk to keep in mind about who’s at higher risk. One, there is some indication that men could be at a higher risk of severe symptoms and death than women. In the initial Wuhan, China, outbreak, for example, men were dying at a notably higher rate than women. We’ve seen the same trend in Italy. But we will need more research and data to be sure about the effect of gender on a patient’s prognosis.
Second, we know that people who have underlying medical conditions face higher odds of getting really sick or dying from Covid-19, particularly those with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease, and cancer. Having one or more of those conditions increases a person’s risk of severe symptoms beyond what their age alone would suggest.
Infants appear more vulnerable than toddlers and elementary school kids.
Corona Virus Deaths in Australia & World
Allan Ivarsson comments…
Don’t take any notice of all those young uncaring idiots that think the activity of ‘Social Distancing’ and Partial Lockdown is not essential.
A lot of stupid young people think this is only an elderly persons disease, but everyone all ages is vulnerable.
Young people who whinge and complain about all of the tough inconvenient ‘Social Distancing’ rules are very selfish inconsiderate people. They clearly don’t care about elderly people and don’t care if they become sick and die.
I have no respect for whingers and selfish people that don’t care about others.
I have no respect for all of those foul mouthed, swearing creeps that don’t have the decency to communicate without the use of coarse language. Words like, F… C… M…F…. are lowlife words that only weak-minded inferior thinking communicators use.
Sometimes young people are right in somethings they say, but when they use poorly written language filled with use of coarse language their credibility is smashed by their own ignorant stupidity.
I never respond on social media to fools who use coarse language. By their intellectual laziness they are not worthy of respect.
Old people deserve caring respect from the young and when the young don’t care about helping and supporting the elderly then those young people are nothing more than selfish lowlife.
The use of coarse language on Social Media is disgraceful. Every person that is too lazy to use non-swearing writing should be banned from Social Media.
Freedom of Speech does demand codes of decency… No Coarse Language and No Death Threats.
Australia has a low number of deaths compared to other countries because the majority of Aussies without complaint are supporting the tough inconvenient ‘Social Distancing’ rules thus more people are surviving the Corona Virus Pandemic by not being infected.
Other countries including the United States have failed to enforce strict rules consequently true to Karma more are suffering, and more are dying.
Uncaring inconsideration during Disease Battles is the real cause of rising suffering and death. And all those selfish whingers that complain, are the serious enemy of every other person that is trying to do the right thing by accepting ‘Isolation Rules’ and ‘Social Distancing’ until the struggle with this terrible virus comes to end.
Don’t give whingers any respect, such selfish thinking people are not worthy of respect.
Because ‘Social Distancing’ is not being properly practiced in some other Nations the World Death Rate is rising higher.
And they are not all elderly that have died. Many young people have perished where ‘Social Distancing’ and ‘Isolation Rules’ of Survival Behaviour were not practiced correctly by use of common-sense self-discipline without complaint.
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