On June 25, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded its list of populations at highest risk of severe illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) requiring hospitalization. CDC removed the specific age threshold of 65 years from the older adult classification, and warned that among adults, risk increases steadily with age and with the presence of underlying medical conditions. Among COVID-19 cases, there was strong evidence that the following seven pre-existing health conditions were linked to higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19: Chronic kidney disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary . . .
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