Coronavirus update, 16 Mar

Coronavirus death rates by age, gender, and other diseases.

The risk of death is clearly co-morbidity related, so worse in patients with heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, or cancer..

My belief is that the age and gender relationships are ‘secondary’ and not real. They simply reflects that the older you are and if you are male, the more likely you are to already have the diseases/conditions that make the virus more severe.

Also important: the lack of/rare incidence in children does NOT mean they are not getting the virus; they are just strong and killing it rather than the other way around.

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About Dr. Quay

Steven Quay is the CEO of Atossa Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for breast cancer and COVID-19. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry Department at MIT with Nobel Laureate H. Gobind Khorana, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital, and spent almost a decade on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine. A TEDx talk he delivered on breast cancer prevention has been viewed over 200,000 times. His 300+ contributions to medicine have been cited over 9,900 times, placing him in the top 1% of scientists worldwide. He holds 87 US patents and has invented seven FDA-approved pharmaceuticals which have helped over 80 million people.

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