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We’ve heard a lot about the greater health risks the elderly and nursing home residents have from COVID-19. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns people of all ages with certain underlying illnesses such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes can be in danger.
Data collected by the CDC shows that almost 90 percent of those hospitalized for COVID-19 had an underlying health issue.
You are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 if you suffer from:
If you are over age 65 or have a serious illness or chronic health problem, it is vital that you follow the guidelines for staying safe:
Originally published 6/17/2020; Revised 2022, 2023
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