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The older you are, the more danger for you from COVID-19

According to a multi-country (all of them apparently “advanced” countries) study of COVID-19 deaths published in theĀ European Journal of Epidemiology , although very few children and young adults die of COVID-19, that advantage quickly dissipates so that currently a middle-aged person has a 100 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19 than they have of dying in an automobile accident.

In specific numbers, “the odds that an infection becomes fatal is only 1:10,000 at age 25, roughly 1:100 at age 60, 1:40 at age 70, and 1:10 at age 80.”