What is the most important information about the Coronavirus? It’s the demographic and health data of those who have died.
Having this information would allow us to make educated decisions about who is the most vulnerable. Those facing the greatest risk could be informed and properly protected – via social distancing, self quarantine, shopping at designated hours. Hell we could even designate a color for them to wear that so that if and when they do go out, they would be easily identifiable and given wide berth.
Where the hell is this info?
No one seems to have it. Google probably knows more about who has died from Coronavirus than our worthless CDC.
Here’s what the CDC does have:
Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — United States, February 12–March 16, 2020
This first preliminary description of outcomes among patients with COVID-19 in the United States indicates that fatality was highest in persons aged ≥85, ranging from 10% to 27%, followed by 3% to 11% among persons aged 65–84 years, 1% to 3% among persons aged 55-64 years, <1% among persons aged 20–54 years, and no fatalities among persons aged ≤19 years.
Data from cases reported from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (5) to CDC during February 12–March 16 were analyzed. Cases among persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and from Japan (including patients repatriated from cruise ships) were excluded. States and jurisdictions voluntarily reported data on laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 using previously developed data collection forms (6). The cases described in this report include both COVID-19 cases confirmed by state or local public health laboratories as well as those with a positive test at the state or local public health laboratories and confirmation at CDC. No data on serious underlying health conditions were available. Data on these cases are preliminary and are missing for some key characteristics of interest, including hospitalization status (1,514), ICU admission (2,253), death (2,001), and age (386). Because of these missing data, the percentages of hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths (case-fatality percentages) were estimated as a range. The lower bound of these percentages was estimated by using all cases within each age group as denominators. The corresponding upper bound of these percentages was estimated by using only cases with known information on each outcome as denominators.
* Lower bound of range = number of persons hospitalized, admitted to ICU, or who died among total in age group; upper bound of range = number of persons hospitalized, admitted to ICU, or who died among total in age group with known hospitalization status, ICU admission status, or death.
* Hospitalization status missing or unknown for 1,514 cases.† ICU status missing or unknown for 2,253 cases.§ Illness outcome or death missing or unknown for 2,001 cases
Why don’t they have the most important data? And when are they going to get it and make it public?