'Asthma is absent among top Covid-19 risk factors'


For people with asthma, the outbreak of a pandemic that can lead to respiratory failure has not been a welcome event. Many health organizations have cautioned that asthmatics are most likely at higher risk for severe illness if they get the coronavirus.

There’s been a run on inhalers, and coronavirus patients like the actor Idris Elba have openly worried about their asthma.   But this month, when New York State, the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, began releasing data on the top 10 chronic health problems.

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