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From the CDC, here are the comorbidities with the highest mortality rates on hospital inpatients

Preexisting comorbidities significantly associated with increased odds of in-hospital mortality were:

Metastatic solid tumor, 57% increase
History of myocardial infarction, 47% increase
Cerebrovascular disease, 39% increase
Congestive heart failure, 37% increase
Hemiplegia, 34% increase
Any malignant neoplasm, 27% increase
Dementia, 20% increase
Diabetes, 20% increase
Chronic pulmonary disease, 16% increase
Hyperlipidemia, 11% increase

The risk for inpatient mortality was higher with increasing number of comorbid conditions. Among patients with COVID-19 who died, there was a higher prevalence of all comorbidities (except for metastatic solid tumor) than among patients who survived.

Age is the strongest risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes. Approximately 54.1 million people aged 65 years or older reside in the United States; this age group accounts for more than 80% of U.S. COVID-19 related deaths.

And here's the real zinger....

Residents of long-term care facilities make up less than 1% of the U.S. population but account for more than 35% of all COVID-19 deaths.

In 20 or 30 years when this pandemic is dissected, it will be referred to as the Nursing Home Epidemic, even though, primarily for political reasons, we blame the school children.

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