Statistics are just numbers until you place them into meaningful context.In the USA, it is 2500 dead out of 7000 completed cases, so a mortality rate of 36%.
I am not sure, Abbott labs seems to have tight control over the testing through their network. But they are ramping up quickly and hopefully will be available soon. Locally, the UW which has a testing robot that they got permission to put into production testing has made a difference in controlling the spread. This and quick action by the governor and mayors has helped keep the spread rate much lower than what is happening on the east coast.Does anyone have details to this new 5-15 minute C-19 test which is expected to be available this week?
Will it be available at the walk-in type clinics?
Here's a snip from the Abbott Labs article you posted:I am not sure, Abbott labs seems to have tight control over the testing through their network. But they are ramping up quickly and hopefully will be available soon.
A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes – TechCrunchThere’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pa…techcrunch.com
Doctors in NYC are saying the virus doesn't care about age, ethnicity, education, or income.In many of the news articles I'm reading, people with underlying conditions are at a much higher risk. If it's been mentioned already, I apologize, but I'm sure you country music fans have heard about the death of Joe Diffie. It was in several articles I've read that he died from complications from Covid. If you look at recent pictures of Joe, he was a big fellow, and at a much higher risk for Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. If he had these complications Covid simply made his death come sooner. I'm seeing more and more people dying from complications of Covid, like opportunistic Pneumonia, weakened immune systems etc. Maybe those with more medical knowledge can flesh this out a bit more. Young, healthy people with no co-morbidities, stand the best chance of beating this, but it's certainly no guarantee.
it runs on the platform the flu tests run. It’s a tried and true test platform.Does anyone have details to this new 5-15 minute C-19 test which is expected to be available this week?
Will it be available at the walk-in type clinics?
Ours for the ambulance have shipped with a delivery of ThursdayNo specific time line to the new test, the only thing I have read is that Illinois governor has directed the company to not ship any out of the state until it is in all there required hands. I'm sure a rule allowed under the state of emergency rules....
I don't want to start rumors here, but has anyone else heard that the virus affects people more that have type A blood? I read a couple small things about this when Italy was starting to go through hell, haven't heard much about it since, me having A+ blood has me ever so slightly concerned, but this also could be just a bunch of hogwash.
I’ve seen something to that effect. It could be possible based on different autoimmune responses we know are present in different blood types.
I believe he made that comment based on Ashful's earlier comment. While I don't think that its a 1:3 ratio of people that succumb to this disease, I saw a headline on the news stating per the good doctor, "up to 200k US virus deaths, if we do things almost perfectly." That's alarming.Care to share your source for that statement?
not so fast there, Bus! Yes, the mortality rate taken from the current numbers is indeed 1 in 3, but I believe that reflects our enormous failure in testing, as much as anything else. I believe they were really only testing critical cases two weeks ago, which skews that population of completed cases in today’s data.This is really serious, what this really means is that 1 in 3 people who develop symptoms will die.
And to further complicate that number the only people being tested to be in the recovered group are those that are still admitted to the hospital and tested on discharge. We will never have a concrete number until every single person has a test and an antigen test through a blood draw once this is all done. This is the reason the numbers for flu deaths in the US are listed as 25,000 to 62,000 for the seasonnot so fast there, Bus! Yes, the mortality rate taken from the current numbers is indeed 1 in 3, but I believe that reflects our enormous failure in testing, as much as anything else. Likely the number of confirmed cases in that population of completed cases, which would be people who contracted more than two weeks ago, reflects more critical cases than the population who are freshly confirmed but not yet terminated today.
In other words, I expect the mortality rate calculated in this way will come down a lot over the next two weeks, as the denominator in that equation fills in with more “average” (not just critical) confirmed cases.