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A Belgian doctor working to battle the coronavirus says he’s treated several seriously ill young patients — and their lung scans were “nothing short of terrifying,” according to reports.
Dr. Ignace Demeyer, who works at a hospital in Aalst, said an increasing number of people between the ages of 30 and 50 have presented with severe symptoms, despite having “blank medical records” that show no underlying conditions that would make them high-risk, the Brussels Times reported.
“They are people who do not smoke, who have no other conditions such as diabetes or heart failure,” Demeyer added.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: EnigmaChaser
1st question - why is " SFO " magicvally different to the rest of the world ?
numbers ? " some "= at a minimum 2 - out of how many ???
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
originally posted by: ketsuko
So far, none of this is age dependent.
Where are you seeing that? I am fairly confident in saying that is wrong.
Some 80.9 percent of infections are classified as mild, 13.8 percent as severe and only 4.7 percent as critical.
The highest fatality rate is for people aged 80 and older, at 14.8 percent.
Here it is again. Roughly 80% of us will get mild disease, but the rest will develop severe cases, and some percentage of those go on to become critical. It's who you are - age and comorbidities - that will sort of determine your likelihood of surviving severe to critical illness.
"The percentage of severe cases among Wuhan medical staff has gradually decreased from 38.9 percent at the peak (on January 28) to 12.7 percent in early February," the report said.
Individuals at highest risk for severe disease and death include people aged over 60 years
and those with underlying conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer.