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ICYMI: Almost 95% of COVID-19 Patients In NYC Hospitals Have Underlying Conditions

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New York City has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Residents of the entire Empire State are not likely to get back to life as usual anytime soon, unlike people in many other states.

On Thursday, a report was released with a shocking statistic that shows nearly all patients in NYC hospitals who suffered from coronavirus had at least one underlying condition.

Here’s the deal, via Fox News:

A new study by a medical journal revealed that most of the people in New York City who were hospitalized due to coronavirus had one or more underlying health issues.

Health records from 5,700 patients hospitalized within the Northwell Health system — which housed the most patients in the country throughout the pandemic — showed that 94 percent of patients had more than one disease other than COVID-19, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Here’s more on the study:

The study stated, “Patients were considered to have confirmed infection if the initial test result was positive or if it was negative but repeat testing was positive … Outcomes were assessed for 2634 patients who were discharged or had died at the study end point. During hospitalization, 373 patients (14.2%) (median age, 68 years [IQR, 56-78]; 33.5% female) were treated in the intensive care unit care, 320 (12.2%) received invasive mechanical ventilation, 81 (3.2%) were treated with kidney replacement therapy, and 553 (21%) died. Mortality for those requiring mechanical ventilation was 88.1%.”

Deaths under the age of 20 were non-existent; the study reported, “Mortality was 0% (0/20) for male and female patients younger than 20 years.” The study stated bluntly, “There were no deaths in the younger-than-18 age group.” Additionally, the disease hit men harder than women, as the study noted, “Mortality rates were higher for male compared with female patients at every 10-year age interval older than 20 years.”

And here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter…

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Yeah, about the same as the past years flu epidemics, but there wasn’t a “re-elect Trump involved so it wasn’t hyped up to ruin the economy and blame Trump.