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People over 50 most at risk of Covid-19 infection

By The Nation

 

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People over 50-years old, especially those with congenital diseases, are more prone to coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, said Prof Doctor Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University.

 

Yong posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday (February 19) a summary of the Chinese government's study on Covid-19 from more than 72,000 infected patients in the country:

 

1. Most patients are between 30 and 79-years old , accounting for 90 per cent of the total.

 

2. 80.9 per cent of patients have slight symptoms and breathe no more than 30 times per minute. Meanwhile, those who have pneumonia account for 13.8 per cent with 4.7 per cent in serious condition.

 

3. Of 416 patients, no children under 10-years old died, while the death rate of patients aged between 10 and 40 was 0.2 per cent, 0.4 per cent in patients aged 40-50 years, 1.3 per cent in patients aged 50-60 years, 3.6 per cent in patients aged 60-69 years, 8 per cent in patients aged 70-79 years, and 14.8 per cent in patients aged over 80 years.

 

4. Patients who are medical personnel were 3.8 per cent.

 

5. The ratio between male and female patients infected with coronavirus was 51.4 to 48.6. The death rate of male patients was 2.8 per cent, females 1.7 per cent.

 

6. Most of the deceased patients had other diseases, such as high blood pressure 39.7 per cent, heart disease 22.7 per cent, chronic respiratory disease 7.9 per cent, and cancer 1.5 per cent. However, patients who died from the infection with no congenital disease accounted for 32.8 per cent.

 

7. According to the data, there are many children and adults infected with the virus but yet to show full symptoms. They will be tested soon. 

 

He added that China CDC Weekly on Monday (February 17) put the death rate in China at 4,584, of which 8 people or 0.08 per cent were below 30- years old and 0.3 per cent, between 30 to 50-years old.

 

"This disease is more dangerous to people over 50-years old , especially those suffering from congenital disease. They must take care of themselves through regular medical treatment and stay healthy," Dr Yong added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382424

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-02-19
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Well the guy in the photo looks rather worried ... Just waiting for the virus to jump out..

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2 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

I am 71 years old, I live full time in Thailand but I fear nothing, the Prime Minister of Thailand keeps repeating that everything is under control at 1000% and that Covid-19 will never enter Thailand because it has fear of the military ... :giggle:

1000 %? And i thought 399 % would be the top. You never stop learning new things. Thank you, sir. 

 

I'm more afraid of Pinocchio and his watch friend. A  virus infection can be cured.....

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1 minute ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Finally an age breakdown of mortality rates: 

 

Of a source group of 416 patients:

- under 10yrs: None died

- 10-40yrs 0.2% died

- 40-50yrs: 0.4% died

- 50-60yrs: 1.3% died

- 60-69yrs: 3.6% died

- 70-79yrs: 8% died

- 80+ 14.8% died

 

This is good information.

 

You might rather die of a falling coconut, or nonsense the government tells you, causing a heart attack, than dying of the Coronavirus. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, bangsaenguy said:

Would be nice to hear honest news from a reputable source

Chinese and Thai scourses can't be wrong. These people are never lying. 

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2 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

 

I believe that some information is missing which I will hasten to supplement

 

-  90+  90% died

- 110+  100% died 

 

Am i good?

You're better than good. Gooder?

Edited by Isaanbiker

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50 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Finally an age breakdown of mortality rates: 

 

Of a source group of 416 patients:

- under 10yrs: None died

- 10-40yrs 0.2% died

- 40-50yrs: 0.4% died

- 50-60yrs: 1.3% died

- 60-69yrs: 3.6% died

- 70-79yrs: 8% died

- 80+ 14.8% died

 

This is good information.

 

Seems to match with pneumonia in general: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6901688/

 

Over 60's, smoking, hypertension are risk groups in that study. In China air pollution is likely a risk factor equivalent to smoking. Breathe in PM2.5 all your life and your lungs are shot, ready to be infected.

Edited by DrTuner

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Corona has sure hindered my plans this week my 92 year old disabled deaf father who I look after 24/4 whilst I'm here he is in the UK via cams and auto answering skype lights/heating meds finance etc got taken into hospital last Friday the same day as the most hideous flu raced through my house rendering me unfit to fly for obvious reasons.

 

After days of snot coughing and high temp and as his condition is now terminal I don't have a choice I have reluctantly booked flights on friday and hope my residue subsides and I'm not to late happy days are thin on the ground right now🤔

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QUICK analysis of the date introduced here brings me to the conclusion that the virus kills mostly...humans .

that's because of high correlation between the people infected and the people who just wonder the streets in any given day.

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1 hour ago, Isaanbiker said:

- under 10yrs: None died

- 10-40yrs 0.2% died

- 40-50yrs: 0.4% died

- 50-60yrs: 1.3% died

- 60-69yrs: 3.6% died

- 70-79yrs: 8% died

- 80+ 14.8% died

this reminds me of one senior thai politician response to the floods problem that hit bangkok.

he said, in those exact words: "sure we can control it 50-50 precent"

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