The world is, without a doubt, a different place right now. For many, it’s been a struggle keeping up with the news, looking at numbers, receiving new information, understanding new regulations, etc.
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A recent statement from The Centers for Disease Control showed that many people who died from COVID-19 had underlying conditions prior to catching the virus. The CDC also referred to these people as having “comorbidities.” According to the CDC, a comorbidity is “…more than one disease or condition is present in the same person at the same time.”
Some of the top underlying medical conditions that are linked with COVID-19 deaths include: influenza, pneumonia, diabetes, vascular and unspecified dementia, cardiac arrest, heart failure and renal failure.
Of course, there is more that could be added to this list - this is just a small example of the previously discussed “underlying conditions.” Based on statements from the CDC, 9,500+ died in the U.S. with ONLY COVID-19 listed on their death certificates.
Obviously, social distancing is key to keep everyone safe. With everything taking place, as a population, we have to think of ourselves as well as others. Health and safety should be everyone’s concern.
How are you keeping safe during this time? The world is definitely a different place right now. What steps are you taking to stay healthy?