Hughesair (Inflection Point)

Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from experience than from research and more from science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. The Floatplane book is out there. I am currently working on Hippocrates a History of Medicine and Globalism. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Death rate COVID19

Death rate by age

5-17.     0.1%

18-29   0.5%

30-39.  1.3%

40-49.  3.2%

50-64.  15.6%

65-74.  21.2%

75-84.  26.5%

85+.       31.7%

CDC Oct 6, 2020

JHU   2.81% deaths / cases

    0.06368% deaths/ US pop

When we plot today’s deaths against the average new cases five to ten days ago, we do see a drop in percentage deaths per case to around 1%.

The total deaths against total cases of 2.81% would  be falsely high if there are many unreported cases. Improved treatment modalities may improve outcomes as well. The increased death rate in older persons, however, remains truly frightening. 

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