posted on Mar, 3 2020 @ 07:06 AM
a reply to: violet
They did an analysis of around 70,000 cases in a Chineses medical journal. Breakdown by age put your chances of death under 1% until you started
hitting your 60s, 70s, and 80s. That wasn't zero, but is was less than 1%.
However, if you had certain health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, chronic lung diseases, etc., you could add some not
insignificant percentages to your chances of death no matter your age. These will impact you to.
Between the two, you have your total risk factor. Then you also have the risk of a hyperactive immune response which is always a risk with a novel
disease your immune system has never seen and can produce a cytokine storm which can drop an otherwise healthy person very quickly but is also
You cannot look at age by itself. That's why everyone points to underlying medical.
This is why slowing the spread of the disease is important, so that those who get the sickest can receive the best chance of the best medical care
without the health system getting overwhelmed.
For almost all the rest of us, 80+%, this is likely to be a relatively mild illness.