Why The Death Rate From Coronavirus Is Plunging In China

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Why The Death Rate From Coronavirus Is Plunging In China

March 6, 2020
published March 6, 2020

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Manhattanville Biology Prof. Anna Yeung-Cheung has been called upon by various media sources including Slate & the New York Post for her expertise as a virologist & infectious disease expert. Most recently she was featured on an NPR audio interview hosted by Ari Shapiro. This interview was mentioned in a recent WXXI News article.


"Also, the China CDC study shows that for coronavirus patients ages 70 to 79 the death rate more than triples. For those older than 80, it's more than six times as high.

Anna Yeung-Cheung, a microbiologist at Manhattanville College in New York, says she also worries about health workers.

Yeung-Cheung, who is originally from Hong Kong, notes that many doctors there died during the SARS coronavirus outbreak of 2002-2003. And hundreds of Chinese health workers have been sickened in the COVID-19 outbreak — possibly, at least in part, because they were working so hard, she says.

Sure, says Yeung-Cheung, "They're young. But we need to take into account the stress that they are undergoing. This is stress to their body." 


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