Comparison of COVID-19 deaths with influenza deaths
Comparison of COVID-19 deaths with influenza deaths

Comparison of COVID-19 deaths with influenza deaths

Mass. doc: Comparison of COVID-19 deaths with influenza deaths



SMARTPHONE APP. COVID-19 IS THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IS DR. TODD ‚Äč‚ÄčELLERIN, CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AT SOUTH SHORE HEALTH. THE ONLY CONDITIONS DEADLY FOR AMERICANS LAST YEAR WERE HEART DISEASES AND CANCER, AND NONE OF THEM ARE INFECTIOUS. SO HOW DOES COVID CLASS AMONG OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES? IS THE INFLUENCE STILL CLE? US >> NOT STILL CLOSE. ALMOST ONE MILLION PEOPLE DIED IN 2.5 YEARS. IT IS THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH. IT MUTTERS SO FAST. IT’S JUST NOT LIKE THE INFLUENZA. FOR CHILDREN, THREATED – IT’S MUCH CLOSER TO THE INFLUENZA. FOR ADULTS IT IS NOT. IT’S SUCH A KILLER, AND OUR TREATMENTS GET BETTER, SO WE CLOSE THE GAP. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN sober. >> WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A CHILD? 12 YEARS 18 YEARS? >> GENERALLY WE SAY 18 AND YOUNGER. FOR OLDER ADULTS WHEN I SAY ADTSUL, IT IS OLDER ADULTS AND THOSE WITH COMORBIDITITES AND THEIR CHILDREN WITH COMORBIDITITES WHO ARE BECOME OF THIS. >> THERE ARE NOW AVAILABLE TREATMENTS THAT CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF DEATH AFTER AN INFECTION. ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR RIGHT NOW IS THE PILL, PAXLOVID. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU ARE COMFORTABLE TO PRINT TO PATIENTS? >> NOT ONLY ARE I COMFORTABLE TO PRESCRIBE IT, I PRESCRIBED IT FIVE TIMES TODAY. IT’S KRYPTONITTOE COVID-19. IT DOES NOT ALLOW VIRUSO T MA PKEROTEINS TO REPLACE TO CAUSE THE DAMAGE AND INFECT OTHERS. WE GIVE IT TO HIGH RISK PATIENTS. IT REDUCES THE RISK OF HOSPITALIZATIONS IN HIGH-RISK PATIENTS BY 90%. IT IS WORKI

Mass. doc: Comparison of COVID-19 deaths with influenza deaths

Dr. Todd Ellerin of South Shore Health on how COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in the United States for the second year in a row. How does it compare to other infectious diseases like flu?

Dr. Todd Ellerin of South Shore Health on how COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in the United States for the second year in a row. How does it compare to other infectious diseases like flu?

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