Below are some charts that show the age distribution of CV-19 in Minnesota. The first set show cases, hospitalizations and deaths by age. The next set show the hospitalization and death case rates by age. When I say that the serious illnesses from this pathogen are extremely bifurcated, you can see that here. The third set of charts shows the rate of cases, hospitalizations and deaths on a population basis by age. All this data comes straight from the Minnesota weekly report and the population numbers came from the Minnesota modeling paper. Unlike what the Governor and others at the state, and the hysterical media may lead you to believe, the risk to the general population in Minnesota is truly negligible, other causes of death are far more prevalent. I can’t thank both Lisa Jansa and DD enough for all the work they did to put these charts together and make up for my lack of technical skills.
Look at the deaths in particular. That is amazing skewing to the old. You would see more of this pattern in hospitalizations were in not for the widespread use of advance directives among the elderly. The rate charts show the skewing even more clearly. The population rate charts take the actual population of Minnesota for each age cohort and show you the percent with each of the events–cases, hospitalizations and deaths.