March 20, 2020
I have good news for you.
If you’re completely and absolutely healthy, chances are that Corona will let you live.
But I also have bad news for you.
If you have any kind of illness, chances are that Corona will kill you.
99 per cent of coronavirus deaths in Italy are patients with existing medical problems, a study by the country’s health service has found.
Research into 355 deaths found that only three of the victims, 0.8 per cent, had been clear of illnesses before they were infected.
Nearly half of them – 48.5 per cent – already had three or even more health conditions before they were diagnosed with Covid-19.
Another 25.6 per cent had two other ‘pathologies’, while 25.1 per cent had one.
The research by Italy’s National Institute of Health is consistent with previous findings that people with existing illnesses are more likely to die from coronavirus.
According to the study, the most common of these problems in Italy include high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
Some 76.1 per cent of the patients who died of Covid-19 had previously had problems with high arterial blood pressure, the study found.
More than a third – 35.5 per cent – had diabetes, while 33.0 per cent had suffered from ischemic heart disease.
Nearly a quarter, 24.5 per cent, had suffered from atrial fibrillation. Less common examples included dementia and liver disease.
Scientists have not yet established why people with high blood pressure are more vulnerable to the coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. says it needs ‘more data to become available’ to investigate the link properly.
The CDC also says that nearly half of American adults have hypertension, and that more than 114 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes.
There’s obviously going to be an important overlap between diabetes and high blood pressure, but the CDC numbers are enough to paint a clear picture.
Corona appears to be on a mission to purge the world of boomers and fat people.
It is not clear whether high blood pressure directly raises the risk of fatal COVID-19, or whether it simply pops up so often because it’s so common among the elderly, who are already the most likely to die on account of their age.
For example, between 72 and 80 per cent of over-75s in the US have the condition.
The Italian study also found that the average age of people who died from the virus in Italy was 79.5, although it was slightly higher for women than men.
It’s no wonder that people are calling this coronavirus the “boomer remover.”
I have been informed by a relative who is a middle school teacher that students are now referring to coronavirus as the “boomer remover”
— B. W. Carlin (@BaileyCarlin) March 12, 2020
Millennials and Gen Z: dying from depression, homelessness, nonliving wages, mass shootings, poor healthcare, etc
Boomers: Walk it off, snowflakes.
Millennials and Gen Z: *calls coronavirus Boomer Remover*
Boomers: NOW LISTEN HERE YOU LITTLE SHITS HOW DARE YOU PEOPLE ARE DYING
— miiya ミイヤ 🍰 🔞 a real-life anime (@PearlteaRizzy) March 13, 2020
boomers: *spend 40 years trying to kill the planet for younger generations bc they didn't want to pay taxes*
zoomers: this new virus that only kills old people is the Boomer Remover
boomers: how fucking dare you! this is offensive! have some respect for other generations
— the thicc husband & father (@lukeisamazing) March 13, 2020
It makes sense that governments are freaking out about this virus, because governments are mainly comprised of old people with diabetes and high blood pressure.