Age does not contribute to risk of Covid-19 infection: study
New Delhi.A new study found that a person’s age cannot be determined by how likely he or she is to be infected with SARS-COV-2, which is responsible for Kovid-19, but the development of symptoms, severity of illness, and death. – Much depends on age. Studies have shown that elderly people develop more severe symptoms of Kovid-19 and have higher mortality.
Scientists used available data from Japan, Spain, and Italy for this and showed that the likelihood of suffering from Kovid-19 has nothing to do with age, while the symptoms, intensity, and mortality of Kovid-19 depend on age.
According to the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, there can be two factors behind the death of elderly people.
First, how much they are likely to be infected due to their old age, which has been seen in many cases and second, how much they are likely to be affected by the serious nature of the disease which is reflected in the mortality. The researchers said that these factors have not been fully understood for Kovid-19. They used data from Italy, Spain, and Japan to determine a relationship between age, susceptibility, and intensity, because the data in these countries are well-recorded and publicly available.
Researchers said that the death rate in May 2020 – the number of deaths per 100,000 people – was 382.3 for Italy, 507.2 for Spain and 13.2 for Japan. He said that despite the wide disparity in mortality, the age distribution in mortality – the proportional number of deaths per age group – was the same for these countries. The researchers developed a mathematical model for calculating sensitivities for each age group under different conditions. (Agency)