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Nearly 325 million people in America are at higher risk if they become infected with COVID-19 because of their underlying conditions

Three out of ten people, or nearly 325 million people in America, are at greater risk of becoming “seriously” ill if they become infected with COVID-19 because of their underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, according to the Pan-American Organization. of health (PAHO).

“Unfortunately, many of these diseases are common across the Americas, making our region more vulnerable,” said Carissa F. Etienne, director of PAHO.

In addition to diabetes or high blood pressure, kidney diseases, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis or people with immunosuppression are also noticeable. People over the age of 65 are at an increased risk of more serious diseases because the likelihood of developing multiple health conditions increases with age.

Nearly 325 million people in America are at higher risk if they become infected with COVID-19 because of their underlying conditions
Nearly 325 million people in America are at higher risk if they become infected with COVID-19 because of their underlying conditions

“But working-age adults who refer to people between the ages of 15 and 64 are not immune because many of them live with one or more underlying health conditions. Especially diabetes and chronic kidney disease, especially they are particularly common in adults “emphasized the director of PAHO.

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