Study: 94% of COVID-19 patients in New York City had one or more underlying health problems

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A new study done by the Journal of the American Medical Association has contributed to the collapse of the COVID-19 media narrative even more, showing that 94% of people who were placed in hospitals in the Northwell Health system had one or more underlying health problems. The Northwell Health system (serving 11 million people) is located in the New York City metro area, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States with the most cases in the country. The news was also reported by Fox News.

Some more data that needs to be pointed out is that the median age of hospitalizations is 63 years old, but that's not all. 56.6% of COVID-19 patients also had hypertension, while 41.7% were listed as obese, according to body mass index (BMI). On top of that, you also had 33.8% of patients who had diabetes.

The study would report:

“Patients were considered to have confirmed infection if the initial test result was positive or if it was negative but repeat testing was positive … Outcomes were assessed for 2634 patients who were discharged or had died at the study end point. During hospitalization, 373 patients (14.2%) (median age, 68 years [IQR, 56-78]; 33.5% female) were treated in the intensive care unit care, 320 (12.2%) received invasive mechanical ventilation, 81 (3.2%) were treated with kidney replacement therapy, and 553 (21%) died. Mortality for those requiring mechanical ventilation was 88.1%.”

The study would also mention that a death under the age of 20 wasn't existent:

“Mortality was 0% (0/20) for male and female patients younger than 20 years.” The study stated bluntly, “There were no deaths in the younger-than-18 age group.” Additionally, the disease hit men harder than women, as the study noted, “Mortality rates were higher for male compared with female patients at every 10-year age interval older than 20 years.”