This medRxiv paper (not peer reviewed yet) presents a cohort study of >17 million medical records that includes >5500 COVID-19 related deaths, and identifies which factors best explained the risk of death. Thanks Jason Clark for sharing!
* The age risk factor is huge -- 80+ are at least 40-50x more at risk of death than children, and >10x risk of 50-60 year old. We clearly need to prevent our elders from getting this disease.
* Men have 2x the risk.
* African Americans and Asians about 2x risk after adjusting for other factors.
* Obesity major risk, especially morbid obesity.
* Of health factors, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease are clear risk factors.
* Surprisingly, hypertension not a significant risk factor after adjusting for other factors.
* Unsurprisingly, recent cancers especially blood cancers are high risk.