- There are over 4.2 million cases around the world.
- The Vika Life calculator is simple to use with a short online questionnaire.
- Males have a higher chance of dying from COVID-19.
Currently, there are over 4.2 million cases of coronavirus and over 286,000 deaths around the world. As economies start to re-open around the globe, a second wave of coronavirus continues to be a possibility. China just reported new cases, including 3 in Wuhan. Coronavirus was first observed in Wuhan in the fall of 2019. There is still no vaccine or specific protocol to treat patients with the virus.
Researchers are racing around the clock to create a standard treatment protocol and to create a vaccine. At this time, US researchers are conducting human stage trials. The results are expected to be released in the fall.
Polish scientists from Gdynia designed an easy to use calculator. The COVID-19 calculator was created by the Vika research team – the multidiscipline group of scientists who are creating Vika’s model of healthy life expectancy. This is a preliminary tool, based on recently published scientific data on SARS-Cov-2 epidemiology and will be updated on a regular basis.
The calculator can predict the risk of death in the event of an individual becoming infected with COVID-19. Dr. Piotr Bandosz is one of the creators of Vika Life calculator He is a researcher and teacher at the Medical University of Gdansk and researcher at the University of Liverpool.
Dr. Bandosz claims that the risk of death from the Coronavirus depends on the type of lifestyle and diseases that an individual has. Also, males are at higher risk to die from coronavirus complications in comparison to females.
Also, the risk professions for coronavirus complications are: health care workers, cooks, drivers and security guards. However, the riskiest places to come in contact with the COVID-19 are: elevators, stores and hair salons. The findings are interesting, since the pandemic from 1977, which also came from China affected mostly males too.
Data from the latest scientific research on a new type of coronavirus and current world statistics are taken into account. To determine the probability of a fatal outcome, all it takes is filling out a short questionnaire that is available online.
The calculation takes into account age, gender, and four key types of comorbidities: hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. The calculator, according to its creators, calculates how many times the probability of death of a person with a given set of chronic diseases is higher than that of people without these loads. Additionally, the probability of death for healthy people is option as well.
For example, a 50-year-old man with heart disease has a 6.36 % risk of dying from CAVID-19, while women with similar indicators have almost half the risk. A healthy female under the age of 40 without any pre-existing conditions has only 0.7% probability of dying from coronavirus as per the Vika Life calculator.
Coronavirus is not completely going away and there are still risks.