covid survival rate (+)
Infections are still high, but the LA/CA case-fatality rate has dropped since spring. Partly we’re spotting more of the mild cases, & younger people are a bigger % of cases now.
But also we've learned more about how to treat it:
- dexamethasone for patients on oxygen
- remdesivir shortens recovery time
- nasal oxygen turns out to be enough for many patients who would've been intubated
- we know about the clotting so we can jump on anti-coagulants
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