Based on data from the NHS from February 1 to April 25, a large-scale study of 17.4 million British adults revealed many problems with COVID-19 diseases caused by the new coronavirus. For example, for a long time, scientists were puzzled by the huge difference between asymptomatic infections of neo-coronavirus estosand and serious deaths. The data, from Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is understood to give researchers the opportunity to look at the risk factors associated with the new coronavirus.
(From: Medical Xpress)
The study notes that Asians and blacks appear to be at higher risk of exposure to the new coronavirus than whites, although this is not clearly demonstrated.
Some academic reviews speculate that this may be due to higher prevalence of underlying diseases in black and minority communities, such as diabetes and heart disease.
The study also confirmed that men, the elderly, groups with severe asthma, and “unmanageable diabetes” were also at higher risk of dying from neo-coronavirus infection.
Liam Smeeth, professor of clinical epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an NHS doctor and co-led the study, said:
We need highly accurate data to understand which patients have the highest risk levels to control the pandemic of new coronaviruses and improve patient care.
The answer is crucial worldwide, and it is a matter of great concern that people with biomedical engineering backgrounds face a higher risk and have little to do with identifiable underlying health conditions.