Our thanks to Stu for this new BBC piece headlined, “Are Covid patients getting younger?” by Philippa Roxby. The issue of the gender balance among people ending up critically ill with Covid is only covered in the last of the article’s five sections, the related text being:
In intensive care, the average age of Covid patients in the second wave is 60.2 compared with 58.8 in the first wave.
According to analysis of 10,000 patients in intensive care in the last four months of 2020, men are around twice as likely as women to end up critically ill with Covid, from the age of 40 upwards. [J4MB: Of course it wasn’t pointed out that it’s obvious from the graph that men are OVER twice as likely as women to end up critically ill with Covid, from the age of 60 upwards.]
While most seriously ill men in intensive care were in their 60s, around 5% were in their 40s and 15% in their 50s.
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