If you’re a senior, you are much more likely to die if you get Coronavirus. According to Stat, analyzing the 72,314 Chinese who first contracted the disease, the fatality rates by age are:
- 2.3% — average of all confirmed cases
- 0.2% ages 10-39
- 0.4% ages 40-49
- 1.3% ages 50-59
- 14.8% ages 80+
So… given the risks, many seniors are self-isolating, myself included. Fortunately I’m able, as our university has cancelled Face-to-Face instruction for this month. Likely it will remain in effect the rest of this school semester.
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