Sepsis is reported to be the leading cause of death in hospitals and is typically attributed to bacterial infection. Sepsis is associated with co-morbidities (diabetes, coronary artery disease, kidney failure, etc.), but sepsis can be acquired in hospitals independent of co-morbidities of the elderly, such as in children.
According to Jean-Louis Vincent, MD, PhD, Belgium, Covid-19 cannot be distinguished from sepsis. Sepsis can be acquired from staph (superbug MRSA – Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infections that typically develop when a patient’s lung is ventilated for a lengthy period.