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What are the odds coronavirus will kill you if you get it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That depends: Are you 65 or older?or have uncontrolled underlying conditions that ^ risk liver or chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease with dialysis, diabetes, severe obesity, serious cardiac illness, being immunocompromised (immunodeficiency, cancer treatments, transplant recipients, smokers & chronic steroid use). The Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) = Deaths / Cases = in NYC as of 14 May was 1.4%.
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