A new tool called QCOVID identifies which people in a population are most likely to die from Covid-19 or to require hospital admission to treat the effects of the virus. Photo: AFP A new tool called QCOVID identifies which people in a population are most likely to die from Covid-19 or to require hospital admission to treat the effects of the virus. Photo: AFP
A new tool called QCOVID identifies which people in a population are most likely to die from Covid-19 or to require hospital admission to treat the effects of the virus. Photo: AFP
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Doctors have new tool to predict people at highest Covid-19 risk – allowing them to better target protective measures

  • Researchers in the UK say QCOVID tool could help governments shield people with the highest odds of a severe coronavirus infection
  • In tests the 5 per cent of Britons it said were most at risk accounted for 75 per cent of Covid-19 deaths. However, it doesn’t identify people’s risk factors

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A new tool called QCOVID identifies which people in a population are most likely to die from Covid-19 or to require hospital admission to treat the effects of the virus. Photo: AFP A new tool called QCOVID identifies which people in a population are most likely to die from Covid-19 or to require hospital admission to treat the effects of the virus. Photo: AFP
A new tool called QCOVID identifies which people in a population are most likely to die from Covid-19 or to require hospital admission to treat the effects of the virus. Photo: AFP
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