So in the US right now, 1.79 percent of folks getting the Covid die - according to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
They don't break it down by any demographics - just raw numbers -
The US "death rate per million" is lower than Czechia, Belgium, Slovenia, the UK, Italy and Portugal. Inneresting.
For Kentucky, we have an "overall" death rate of 1.14%.
For my age group (60 - 69) its higher - 1.8 %
Neither site shows stats for my personal "high risk" groups - but I'm told the numbers for "rheumatoid arthritis" sufferers do not show a higher "catch it" rate than normal, and do not show a higher "hospitalization" or "ICU" or "death" rate - probably because (as I predicted) the meds suppress the immune response and help prevent the "cytokine storm" attack that kills.
Hypertension (even treated) is still bad. But I can't find many numbers.
Also can't find any medical folks who can explain the different outcomes - 1 patient if OK - 1 is a long hauler - 1 is a death - etc. After a year, still nothing predictable.
Kentucky publishes hospitalization numbers.
4.73% of folks who got it were "ever hospitalized"
0.98% of folks went to an ICU
I'm surprised by that since, since Kentucky has a high smoker rate. I figured Kentucky outcomes would be worse than other places, but no.
Most odd - I'll be getting my first vaccination Thursday. It's said to be 94-95% effective at preventing hospitalizations and bad outcomes. So even though it doesn't really improve my math, I feel better about getting out of my house soon. I wonder why?
I also look forward to seeing if the annual mortality numbers will be higher for 2020 with Covid, or if we just traded other deaths for Covid deaths? Or if the numbers shift - for example folks over 80 make up 46.3% of the Covid deaths here. Would 46.3 of the deaths been 80+ folks even if Covid had not hit?
I have no idea - but I'm sure the actuaries will be all over it.