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Probably the biggest influencing factor in terms of disease outcomes is how old you are. The older you are, the worse your chances of surviving it.
In other words, if you are aged, for example, between 65-74, you have 198.7 chances in 100,000 of being hospitalized, for the virus, during the period up to 6 June 2020. Let’s make that easier to grasp – 198.7 in 100,000 is the same as 0.2% – one chance in 500. That’s not quite so scary a number, is it.
This is not a meaningful number, unfortunately, because we don’t know what percentage these numbers are of all people getting the disease in each age group. Any hospitalization first requires you to get the disease and then to become sufficiently seriously unwell and require being admitted to a hospital. To tell us the overall number of people being hospitalized is a great example of a statistic that may be perfectly correct, but which is also unhelpful to the point of being meaningless!
This chart below gives a very vivid depiction of the bottom-line impact of age on death rates.