Analyzing Case Rates and Mortality Rates

Dr. Mark Dworkin, professor of epidemiology, was interviewed by Yahoo News on why the surge of COVID-19 infections in the United States is not currently matched with a similar increase in the mortality rate from the virus.  Dworkin noted the rising case numbers among young people is one reason for the data discrepancy.

You can certainly find plenty of young people who are doing what they need to do, but if you go to a bar, it’s usually not filled with old people. It’s that invincibility of youth. They process risk differently.

Dr. Mark Dworkin  |  Professor of Epidemiology