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      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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        Italian Study: Most Who Died from Coronavirus Had Pre-Existing Condition

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        An Italian study revealed that most of the patients who have died from the coronavirus previously had some type of illness or pre-existing condition.

        But while these people are dying, the majority of coronavirus patients in hospitals are younger, healthier people — and they’re being prioritized by hospital staff.

        The average age of those who have died from the Chinese virus in Italy is 79.5, according to a study by Italian health authorities, who have been examining the medical records involving the nation’s surging coronavirus death toll.

        The study adds that more than 99 percent of Italy’s coronavirus deaths have been people who were previously ill or had some type of pre-existing medical condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

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        Short Stroke
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          Yeah, I’m beginning to sense that we might get to a point where it is mostly the old and very at-risk who die from this, and we make up our minds to just carry on. Death is not the end of the world. We might just need to agree that millions of fathers losing their jobs is worse than the death of the old and infirm. Think the young don’t like boomers now? Let’s see in a while when the young lose their livelihoods to sacrifice for a generation that has had it easy and is now living comfortably in retirement.

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          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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            Let’s see in a while when the young lose their livelihoods to sacrifice for a generation that has had it easy and is now living comfortably in retirement.

            Certainly possible, though even here in Florida with all our retirees as of 1100 a.m. ET 3/19/2020 we only have 8 deaths as yet.

          • #144026
            trailman
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              About time someone is recognizing the statistics on this thing. Italy is a unique case due to demographics, Socialized medicine and quite frankly shitty living. The mortality rates for the age groups and health conditions of the victims tells the real story.

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              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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                About time someone is recognizing the statistics on this thing. Italy is a unique case due to demographics, Socialized medicine and quite frankly shitty living.

                Yes there is no decent comparison between Italy/China and us for many reasons other than the the actual virus.

                CDC Data

                This first preliminary description of outcomes among patients with COVID-19 in the United States indicates that fatality was highest in persons aged ≥85, ranging from 10% to 27%, followed by 3% to 11% among persons aged 65–84 years, 1% to 3% among persons aged 55-64 years, <1% among persons aged 20–54 years, and no fatalities among persons aged ≤19 years.

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