Skip to comments.New Research Helps Explain Dramatic Declines in COVID-19 Death Rates
Posted on 10/23/2020 10:22:48 AM PDT by Kalija
Instead, a new investigation showed that by mid-August the death rate in those hospitalized with coronavirus-related illness had dropped from 27 percentage points to about 3 percentage points. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study showed that a younger, healthier group of people were getting infected and were arriving at the hospital with less-severe symptoms than those infected in the spring.
However, the researchers analysis showed that these factors accounted for only part of the improvement in survival. The rest, they suspect, resulted from health care providers growing experience with the coronavirus. For example, physicians learned that resting COVID-19 patients on their stomachs rather than their backs and delaying the use of ventilators as long as possible were more effective practices, say the study authors. Drugs likely helped as well. In addition, other factors such as decreasing hospital volumes, less exposure to infection, and earlier testing and treatment, may have played a role.
Our findings suggest that while COVID-19 remains a terrible disease, our efforts to improve treatment are probably working, says study lead author Leora Horwitz, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. Even in the absence of a silver-bullet treatment or vaccine, we are protecting more of our patients through a host of small changes, says Horwitz, who is also director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at NYU Langone.
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The most vulnerable are already dead.
Partially that, but also they’ve stopped using many of the techniques...such as virtually immediate ventilator use...that were being used in Italy and Spain and turn out to have been partially responsible for their high death rates.
Trump is lying, and anyone saying the Beer Flu isn’t ebola is literally Hitler and Mommy didn’t give me chicken tendies! RRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Hitler! Hitler! Hitler! Orange man bad WAAAAAAAAHH!
Do I seriously need a /s?
Recent posts here mention the flu rate being WAY down. Hmmm. It couldn’t be that Beer Flu is the “Flu” that the old and infirm are dying of this year. If it weren’t for Beer Flu, they’d be passing away from something else in their old age.
I’m over this crap. I’m sick and tired of the fear mongering, BS and crying wolf.
So why are they in the hospital then? For WuFlu or with?
I’ve been taking HCQ+zinc since April as prevention, with a few supplements and vitamins. I’m still careful, but confident I will never get it.
Not true but keep at it
The research is of the fraud, and a lot of people don't want to go to jail for it.
Many family members likely accepted the claim without question.
People are watching more closely so it's increasingly difficult to 'cook the books'.
About 41% of the deaths were in nursing. The real society at large is at most 120,000.
It would help if your doctor is a Trump supporter and not a wacky lib who wants you to die so Trump will look bad.
How did you get the HCQ?
That and the nursing homes in NY are empty now. Most are dead. Thanks gov.
I had the FLU in 2017 and was sick in bed for three months. Illness happens. Death happens. cannot stop it. Let’s get on with LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
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