Saturday, March 7, 2020
CAUSE FOR CONCERN
The accumulating evidence suggests a death rate of 1% or less for COVID-19, but some studies being done quickly show death rates of 30-40% for persons over 80, especially those with compromised immune systems. I live in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Most of the 700 residents are over 80 or near to it. And many of those here have compromised immune systems for one reason or another. If the virus were to enter the community, the consequences could be catastrophic.