COVID-19: Spotlight on NY
Cosmopolitan NY (a truly global city) has borne the brunt of the COVID-19 infections in the US.
We just reviewed some of the latest data: Comorbidities. Almost in line with the Italian data, the existence of 1 or more comorbidity in COVID-19 deaths is around 98%. We now know that COVID-19 doesn’t just attack the lungs but also other organs like the kidney, brain and liver.
Sex. Males are more at risk. Whether that is linked to comorbidity, lifestyle difference or there is a different link altogether (e.g. XX v XY chromosome), we still don’t know.
Age. Thankfully, COVID-19 is sparing our children - why, we don’t know. Focus. COVID-19 has radically changed the focus on healthcare provision - those conditions have not stopped.