Coronavirus

Obesity

The US Centers for Disease Control defines obesity as follows: “Weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese.” Obesity gets a special mention in 2020 as it’s been shown that it’s an underlying factor in the likelihood of death from coronavirus. …

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is inflammation of the tissue in one or both lungs, and, like Influenza, is a major cause of death for older people.It’s usually caused by a bacterial infection, and with older people it’s particularly serious, with every likelihood of needing hospital treatment. It can be caused by a number of factors, including having influenza, …

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Influenza

Influenza is a viral infection, and a major cause of death for older people.Antibiotics have no effect, so prevention is all the more important. Without doubt, the single most effective preventive measure is to have an annual flu injection. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine, by the end …

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