May 19, 2020

Our youth may not shield us from high covid mortality

In this Mint article, Vaidehi Tandel, Paul Novosad, Anup Malani, Sahil Gandhi and Sam Asher write on what explains variation in covid case fatality rates across states.


Excerpt below:


"As of now, nobody knows whether the protective advantage of India’s youth will outweigh the disadvantage of its health dispositions and health system. We examined the data so far to see if there was a sign that places with younger populations were experiencing lower fatality rates. If they are, then local age distributions might be a useful factor to consider in deciding which places to reopen."


Read the enitre article here.

Tags : COVID-19 , Testing
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