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Now that places are opening up, in Florida restaurants can open at 25%, is it safe for my 80 yr old husband, in a wheelchair with MS to go to dinner?
In New York City, where we have the best data currently on COVID-19 outcomes, the mortality rate in people over age 75 is very high compared to other age groups. In fact mortality rates start to increase every decade after age 40
For instance, the chance that a person over the age of 75 will die from a COVID 19 infection is 75 fold higher than the chance of death for a person under the age of 45 and 8 fold higher than the chance of death for a person between the age of 45 and 64.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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