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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Just Facts

People considered high risk for the coronavirus:

- older adults
- people with serious chronic medical conditions like: heart disease, lung disease and diabetes

More than 19.2 Million Americans have asthma. 7.7% of adults in the U.S. have asthma. More than 35 million Americans have chronic lung disease.

Nearly half of U.S. adults suffer from heart disease.

9.4% of Americans have diabetes. More than 100 million Americans in the U.S. are living with diabetes or prediabetes.

This is why people are concerned. While you may be young and healthy, the person next to you could be dealing with one of the above conditions or living with/caring for someone that is. If they are exposed, it could be serious.

Sources:

https://www.lung.org/about-us/mission-impact-and-history/our-impact.html

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/asthma.htm

https://www.heart.org/en/news/2019/01/31/cardiovascular-diseases-affect-nearly-half-of-american-adults-statistics-show

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html