Saturday, March 14, 2020

Pneumonia and Influenza are deadly for older patients

Death-rate due to Pneumonia and Influenza per 100k.  Data from HERE. Data for 2016-2018.
The death-rate for garden-variety Pneumonia and Influenza increases exponentially as the patients become older.

The Causes of Death selection panel.

In tabular form. Historically, every five years in age increase the risk of dying due to Pneumonia or Influenza by approximately 50%-to-70%.
Covid-19 seems to show a similar increase in mortality with increasing age.

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