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  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Emergency Medicine

COVID-19 and Shock: A Cautionary Tale for Elderly Patients From a Pooled Analysis


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Annals of Emergence Medicine


Volume 75, Number 6


, Pages 789-791

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The shocking scale of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections is worrisome, with more than 1 million confirmed cases and greater than 50,000 reported deaths across the globe by the end of March 2020. The unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have overwhelmed the health care system, strained health care workers, and raised a dire need to collect, analyze, and interpret real-time data to expedite understanding the etiopathogenesis, risk factors, and prognosis of COVID-19 and ways to curtail overall mortality rate.

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