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@willdob3 wrote:

@SunSprite wrote:

I believe she said twice the mortality rate; not general risk. 

 

It did go by fast..


@SunSprite @Oznell 

 

Yes, that is what I heard, too. She also said it is across all age groups.



@willdob3 wrote:

@SunSprite wrote:

I believe she said twice the mortality rate; not general risk. 

 

It did go by fast..


@SunSprite @Oznell 

 

Yes, that is what I heard, too. She also said it is across all age groups.


About it being across all age groups. . . last night I read that a 7 month old boy named Emmett in South Carolina has tested positive.  His 55 year-old grandmother previously tested positive.  

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Oh, boy, @cindyNC ,  that is a tough situation for him, and of course more stress for you.  Here's hoping, even with his history and his current front-line duties, that he is not necessarily doomed to get it, or that if does, it will be, like most, a manageable case. 

 

I know some of what you are dealing with;  although my husband is very on board with the recommendations, our son who lives with us, has a rather heedless, risk-taking personality, and it is an every-day job to try to keep him doing what we all know we should be doing.  Takes a lot of energy, and a constant worry for me too!

 

Sending prayers for the well-being of you and your family.

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I just looked up the OP's topic and found several articles.

 

"Why Women May Face a Greater Risk of Catching Coronavirus" (NY Times, March 12) points out that women make up almost 78% of healthcare workers in the U.S.  In China's Hubei Province, about 90% of the healthcare workers are women.  Being on the frontlines makes women more likely to come in contact with the virus.  Also, women are likely to be the caregivers at home, and this virus is easily spread between family members.

 

In a March 30 NY Times article "In Italy, Coronavirus Takes a Higher Toll on Men," it points out that more men in Italy are dying from the virus than women.  The Washington Post has a recent article, "The Coronavirus is Killing Far More Men Than Women," that indicates men in Italy have about twice the mortality rate of women in every age group.  In South Korea about 60% of those testing positive were women, but the majority of fatalities (about 54%) have been men.  

 

I find the trends interesting and imagine they might change as it continues to spread. 

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I almost wish they would stop publishing these statistics.  It gives a false sense of security to those not in the higher risk groups.  Hence all those idiot kids on the beaches in Florida.

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Very interesting, @wildcat fan !

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If you asked me, I think everyone on the planet will get the virus inside them. The only difference between us is our ability to fight the effects from the presence of that virus. This virus will be ubiquitous and endemic and right now it looks that way already.

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I'm not really surprised.  Male babies are more prone to dying than female babies without the interventions we have today.  Some of that weakness may carry over into adulthood.  Same thing for old age.  A lot more widows in my church than widowers.  However, some of that may be due to age differences.  My husband is 11 years older than me, but I fully expect him to outlive me.  He seems to have a heartier genetic makeup than my family, and he also survived polio as a child.  He's almost 73 and is on no prescriptions whatsoever.

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@Oznell 

 

The Disease Specialist I listened too did not say mortality specifically. However, I believe the higher number of cases of men contracting the virus, the percentage has to be higher for deaths.

 

He went through a list of possible reasons, but said not enough, at this point, is really known to conclude the "why" of this.

 

 

 

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