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What You Need to Know About Chronic Disease and Coronavirus

A physician explains the finer details

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By now you’ve heard that all sorts of chronic medical problems can increase a person’s risk for complications, and even death, from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The CDC reports that those suffering from chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, diabetes, heart disease

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Bo Stapler, MD

Bo Stapler, MD

Health & science writer on Elemental & other pubs. Hospitalist physician in internal medicine & pediatrics. Interpreter of medical jargon. bostapler.medium.com