What is it about?

This paper used Our World data for coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) death count, test data, stringency, and transmission count and prepared a path model for COVID-19 deaths. We augmented the model with age structure-related variables and comorbidity via non-communicable diseases for 117 countries of the world for September 23, 2021, on a cross-section basis.

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Why is it important?

It is the first research that uses path analysis to determine the COVID-19 mortality across countries. We have found that both old age and comorbidity play an essential role in this process.


We have developed a transmission model, and here we have extended it for mortality.

Dr Gour Gobinda Goswami
North South University

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This page is a summary of: Do Old Age and Comorbidity via Non-Communicable Diseases Matter for COVID-19 Mortality? A Path Analysis, Frontiers in Public Health, November 2021, Frontiers,
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.736347.
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