The COVID-19 pandemic is drastically changing the way we go about our daily lives. Although everyone is at risk of contracting the virus, some people are more likely than others to become seriously ill and need specialist care in hospital.
What is the COVID-19 personal resilience index?
Research shows that people over the age of 60 and those with underlying health problems have the highest risk of a severe infection. By using unique insights from studying members who have been hospitalised after contracting COVID-19, we can calculate your personal COVID-19 resilience index. Your resilience index is an estimate of the likelihood that you won’t go to hospital, if you contract COVID-19.
How will the COVID-19 personal resilience index benefit me?
Knowing your resilience can help you to take extra protective measures to avoid getting COVID-19, and help you identify other activities that can improve your resilience even further. A higher resilience index means you have a higher resilience to COVID-19, or a lower risk of hospitalisation than the average Discovery Health Medical Scheme member. A lower resilience index percentage means you have a lower resilience to COVID-19, or a higher risk of hospitalisation than the average Discovery Health Medical Scheme member.
Knowing your resilience is key to understanding whether you need to take extra preventative measures, such as avoiding unnecessary contact with others, as well as adopting habits that will boost your immune system, such as regular exercise.