In 14 states, more than half of Wuhan virus deaths occurred from COVID infections acquired in nursing homes.

 In New York, 70 percent of deaths are people over 65; in ¬≠Michigan, 79 percent; in Washington State, 92 percent. In Delaware, 58 percent of deaths have been nursing-home residents and their caregivers. In Massachusetts, 55 percent; in Pennsylvania, 51 percent; New Jersey, 40 percent.

Again, it seems to me that if we lock down those over 65, nursing homes, and establish a wing of the hospital for those over 65 and refuse visitation in that wing, we could control this virus to levels lower than the flu.

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Angus McThag · May 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Nice to see Florida got this one right.

Also nice to hear that the supposition about it being just like New York here be wrong!

Beans · May 14, 2020 at 3:25 am

That is true, if you assume that the lockdown was done for health reasons.

If, instead, it was done for political reasons, then the whole 'shut the country down and kill the economic engine' concept makes sense.

Chrisrm1 · May 14, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Thanks for the follow up on my request for the source of the data.

Now that I knew what I was looking for, I was able to find the source referenced in the article.
For those interested, here's a link to the paper:
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.05.20054361v2
Note that is labeled as "pre-print" and not yet peer reviewed.

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