Who is at risk for serious health problems from Covid-19?

2021-06-04 07:05 AM

The rate of serious problems and high mortality from Covid-19 is up to 19% in patients over 70 years old, 10.5% in people with cardiovascular disease, 7.3% in people with diabetes.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified 3 groups of subjects at high risk of Covid-19 disease and severe progression as follows:

Elderly: dangerous symptoms of the disease increase with age. In people 65 years of age and older at greatest risk of severe symptoms;

People with underlying medical conditions: 99% of Covid-19 deaths are people with chronic underlying diseases, such as heart disease, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, weakened immune system.

Men and women are equally likely to contract the Covid-19 virus, but men may experience more serious complications and higher mortality rates, due to habits and behaviors in men such as less concern for the disease. , not having the habit of washing hands properly, regularly smoking and using alcoholic beverages, etc.

Covid-19 is a global disaster capable of depriving people of the most precious things in life: health, money, loved ones. Therefore, disease prevention, and immediately reporting to health authorities when symptoms appear is the most important and necessary thing that people need to pay attention to.