CDC Update: Fatality Outcomes Among Patients with COVID-19

5e72812dc4854063b92cac12Yesterday, the CDC released a report of the fatality outcomes of COVID-19. The findings were that fatality was highest in persons aged ≥85. 

  • ≥85: 10-27%
  • 65-84: 3-11%
  • 55-64: 1-3%
  • 20-54: <1%
  • <20: none

This confirms what China experienced. 

This leaves the question: why are we quarantining the entire population and hurting everyone when those ≥65 are the ones who need to be quarantined. 

That’s the approach that the UK and Switzerland and Israel are taking.