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irwin posted:

eople who have died had “ preexisting medical issues” or “underlying medical conditions “ what exactly does that mean? Hypertension?  Cholesterol issues? Diabetes? Or is it just lung conditions and immune disorders?

Here you go, right from the CDC:

"Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. Based upon available information to date, those most at risk include

People 65 years and older
People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
People of any age with the following underlying medical conditions, particularly those that are not well controlled
Chronic lung disease or asthma
Congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease
Neurologic conditions that weaken ability to cough
Weakened immune system
Chemotherapy or radiation for cancer (currently or in recent past)
Sickle cell anemia
Chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis
Cirrhosis of the liver
Lack of spleen or a spleen that doesn’t function correctly
Extreme obesity (body mass index [BMI] >40)
People who are pregnant"