I saw an article today about unique health issues for New Yorkers with coronavirus. The vast majority (94%) of those hospitalized had more than one health issue according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Over half of the patients had hypertension. Nearly half were obese. Almost one-third had diabetes. We have learned that if you end up on a ventilator, you will probably die. Nearly 90% of those on ventilators did not recover.
We are trying to protect everyone from getting coronavirus. Is that a good tactic? It is difficult to prevent someone from getting a disease that has no symptoms. It is an impossible feat. Should we be spending our time protecting those with multiple health risks instead? YES!
The recovery rate for those under 50 years of age is over 99%. Is that something we need to quarantine everyone? I think not. However, we don’t have enough test kits for everyone to test themselves daily. If you test positive, you quarantine yourself for 14 days. If you are not infected, go to work!
There is no reason that we can’t keep prudent personal protection in place when we enter crowded areas. However, we cannot take chances when we intermingle with those caring for higher-risk Americans.
Until there are enough test kits for everyone – not just those who have symptoms – we will muddle along and do our best. 99% of us will survive.!
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