M.D. wrote a similar thing in Private Eye back then too.jimbob wrote: ↑Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:03 pmMore or Less, early in the pandemic, said that catching COVID-19 basically gave you a year's worth of mortality risk in a couple of weeks - whatever your mortality risk would have beenshpalman wrote: ↑Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:42 pmIt's that whole how-many-more-years-would-someone-have-had-left thing that I tried to discuss in another thread.Bird on a Fire wrote: ↑Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:57 pmYes, you're right monkey. I suspect that the hospitalisation rate might be lower in the US than it would be elsewhere, while the death rate might be higher, all else being equal.
The US also has higher levels of things like obesity and diabetes, which are prejudicial - not that the Mediterranean diet seems to have helped Italy much
Having an older population, which is more at risk despite having survived to such an age with "pre-existing conditions", ought to be balanced against the other country not having such an old population because they're generally unhealthy and die sooner, which covid ought to exacerbate.
It's why I did all this: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1891&p=57411#p57421