Fast Company: Why did COVID-19 hospital death rates drop? ...

What changed? Everything:

  • Recent patients are younger (averaging age 47 versus 63). 
  • Patients arrive at the hospital in better shape, with less-severe symptoms. 
  • Medical staff are now well-versed in best practices, such as resting patients on their stomachs and avoiding ventilators for as long as possible. 
  • Physicians have a small arsenal of pharmaceutical treatments. 
  • Hospitals are less crowded.

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