Risk factors for COVID-19
Bulletin 23 | Matthew Edwards
Very little ‘multivariate’ analysis has been done to quantify the effect of COVID-19 risk factors simultaneously. Hence there is potential to misunderstand the operation of risk factors because of confounding – where the effect of one risk factor is distorted by the effect of another.
Understanding risk factors better can help with understanding the underlying pathogenesis, and with evaluating strategies to move beyond lockdown.