Published time: 15 May 2020
Authors: Rachel E Jordan, Peymane Adab
Keywords: Covid-19, Global Health, Public Health
Despite the daily updates on number of cases, hospital admissions, and deaths around the world and the increasing number of hospital-based case series, some of the fundamental information about how severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spreads in the population and who is really at risk of both infection and severe consequences is still missing. In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Simon de Lusignan and colleagues report on the characteristics of the first 3802 people tested for SARS-CoV-2 within the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) sentinel primary care surveillance network. Unlike most previous studies that examined risk factors for poor prognosis, de Lusignan and colleagues report characteristics associated with susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Who is most likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2