The US CDC data reveals an interesting age-specific case versus deaths paradox.
Look at the following graph. I created the graph using data available at the US CDC website.
- Of all the COVID-19 cases, 85.6 percent occurred among those aged equal and below 64 years.
- In contrast, of all the COVID-19 deaths, 80.6 percent occurred among those aged 65 and above.
Now, my message is clear and straightforward based on this graph: Minimize the contact between these two age groups.
How can we minimize the contacts between these two age groups?
My suggestions are;
- Provide financial and other incentives to those aged 65 and above to stay at home.
- Mobilize all regional and local community organizations and all faith groups to create supportive environments to separate the two groups.