How does asthma affect COVID-19 severity? New research weighs in
As experts look to learn more about the link between asthma and COVID-19, a new study from researchers at Rutgers University suggests that the chronic respiratory condition may not increase the severity of the virus.The study, which was published this week in the The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that “asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting COVID-19 or influence its severity.”“People with asthma — even those with diminished lung function who are being treated to manage asthmatic inflammation — seem to be no worse affected by SARS-CoV-2 than a n...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The coronavirus has been devastating for people over 80, but many are surviving
PHILADELPHIA — Anna Marie Bresnan, who lives at Philadelphia Protestant Home, a retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, is 84 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.John and Kitty Stagliano, of Exton, are both 82 and have diabetes and high blood pressure.Norma Cammisa is 93, has dementia, takes medicine for high cholesterol, and lives in a nursing home in Collingswood.All of them caught the coronavirus. All of them survived.Why they did so well when thousands of other people over 80 have succumbed to the new disease is a mystery that intrigues and heartens physicians and aging e...
The Philadelphia Inquirer