COVID-19 Risks to People With Asthma Much Lower Than Expected

Several months into the pandemic, medical experts say that Asthma hasn't been a significant risk factor. Even though CDC recommended at the beginning of the pandemic that COVID-19 patients should not be treated with corticosteroids, because steroids increase the need for ventilation, length of illness and chance of dying, this did not apply to people who are already on steroids for underlying conditions.

Publisher: | Author: Beth Howard

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asthma and risks
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2020-05-07 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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