A third of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 in the UK died—putting the fatality rate on a par with Ebola—according to a study which tracked the outcomes of 16 749 patients. The study—the largest detailed description of covid-19 in Europe—found that being obese, male, or elderly reduces chance of survival.1 The research was carried out by the ISARIC-4 consortium, a UK wide group of doctors and scientists, who are trying to find out who are the most severely affected by covid-19 and why some people have better outcomes than others. The consortium is funded by a grant from UK Research and Innovation.

 

 

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