Questions and Answers

Important considerations when interpreting the answers:
  1. The information is based on observational data collected as part of routine healthcare delivery in a limited set of hospitals and clinics that care for a wide range of patients. The data were collected during the period of time indicated in the answers.
  2. Unless stated, these results do not take into account characteristics that may be related. For example, there may be fewer, older people in a particular group such as racial or ethnic group. Therefore, the finding that a lower percentage of people with that characteristic died due to COVID-19 may be due to the fact that these people were younger. Taking these characteristics into account is called adjusting for confounders, and it has not been done unless explicitly shown in the graphs.
  3. Some institutions are not able to report results when the number of patients falls between 1 and 10, due to their privacy policies. Whenever this is the case, we consider the number to be 1 when building the graphs.
  4. The information presented here is not from randomized clinical trials, which are studies that randomly assign patients to various treatments and are the best way to determine the true benefits (or harms) of treatments and preventive measures.
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