According to researchers, the death rate of people suffering from corona is said to be much lower than scientists had previously assumed.
The coronavirus keeps the world in suspense. Now the American elite Stanford University has published a new study on mortality. The study published in mid-October states that the average death rate among people infected with corona in 51 cities worldwide is 0.23 percent.
The data was collected on the basis of 61 studies on the coronavirus and represents a summary of the scientific and medical findings on Covid-19. It was also evaluated how many patients have already developed antibodies against the virus. The authors of the study were able to use this data to determine the death rate. In patients under the age of 70, the mortality rate is only 0.05 percent.
WHO relies on the results of the study
According to Ioannidis, the virus appears to be far less deadly than previously thought. But that is not a reason to let the measures slide, because: “The mortality rate from Covid-19 can vary considerably”, as study author John PA Ionnidis writes. For example, it is higher in developing countries with a lack of medical infrastructure than in western industrialized countries. The demographic structure of a country also plays a role in terms of mortality.
Accordingly, the result is not representative for all regions of the world, the researcher notes. Based on the findings, Ionnidis recommends that primarily risk groups should be isolated.
The study still offers a valid result, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has the result in one Bulletin released. The breadth of the investigation also speaks for the reliability of the data collected and its results regarding the mortality rate from an infection with the coronavirus.
Don’t just look at mortality
But even if the risk of dying as a result of an infection with the coronavirus is significantly lower than assumed at the beginning of the pandemic, Sars-CoV-2 should not be taken lightly, doctors warn. Because even long-term damage like Hearing loss, Impairment of lung function, the so-called Covid brain, heart problems or lasting for months Fatigue and lack of drivet can severely limit life.
At the moment, no one can say whether these sequelae will persist or will regress at some point. The disease is still too young for that.