In the SoonerPolitics weekly review of the statewide battle against a viral pandemic, we focus on the fatality rate breakdown.
Men are shockingly 50% more likely to die(1.27%), than women(0.84%). Yes, women get sick from covid at a rate 13.3% higher than men, But men clearly face a much higher risk of death.
Are women getting better care? Are men worse patients? The disparity needs to be honestly and thoroughly investigated.
In past weeks we've shown how our healthcare professionals have successfully kept our overall fatality rate at the 3rd best in the nation. But who are our fatalities?
Yes, the oldest demographic sector(65+) make up about 80% of our reported deaths. They face perhaps a 5% chance of dying if they get sick from Covid-19.
All races suffer, but Asians and Africans living in Oklahoma are slightly less likely to die when infected. Whites are slightly more vulnerable.
Unfortunately, the State Health Dept decided to use the identity label of 'gender' rather than sex, to compile the data. This allows the public health bureaucrats to depart from biological science and instead report what a patient claims to socially identify as, rather than what their biological data establishes.