Who is most at risk of dying from coronavirus?
COVID-19 can effect people of all ages. Recent data shows that the older people are, the higher their risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Age is an independent risk factor for severe illness, but risk in older adults is also in part related to the increased likelihood that older adults also have underlying medical conditions. Y
ou are more at risk if you are obese, have chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, or are being treated for cancer. We know that anyone having a weak immune system will also be at a higher risk of infection, severe disease, and death. In addition, there might be an increase risk for those with asthma, high blood pressure, neurologic conditions such as dementia, cerebrovascular disease such as stroke, or who are pregnant.
Other risk factors include race/ethnicity, use of certain medications, poverty and crowding, certain occupations and even pregnancy,
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