The novel coronavirus seems to be resurging in various hotspots across the US and health officials are doing everything in their power to safeguard Americans who are exposed the most of the risks caused by the disease.
Fox News just revealed that there are various well-documented reports that address the fact that elderly adults and the people with some underlying conditions are more susceptible to the negative effects of the virus and these people are in most of the cases less likely to recover or to recover fully.
It’s important to note what exactly are these underlying conditions that are most likely to lead to poor health outcomes for patients who have contacted the virus and are suffering from the COVID-19 disease.
Life-threatening underlying conditions of COVID-19 patients
The same online publication that we just mentioned above revealed that according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “hospital visits were six times higher among patients with underlying conditions, and those same patients were 12 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than their counterparts without medical conditions.”
Check out the five highest-reported underlying conditions in patients with COVID-19. We can call these the coronavirus red flags.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic lung disease
It’s also important to mention the fact that the experts don’t fully understand the correlation between the diabetes and obesity with the disease, according to Clarke Piatt, a medical director the Bryn Mawr Hospital ICU in Philadelphia.
It’s been also revealed that she told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the diseases are generally associated with inflammation and lower lung capacity. This makes the flow of oxygen more difficult.
Coronavirus in the news
In other related news, we just addressed a forgotten pneumonia treatment that could end up helpful in this case as well.
Also, it’s been recently revealed that the danger of coronavirus could pass soon, according to the latest reports, even without vaccines.