Are people with chronic lung diseases at a higher risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19?
Chronic lung diseases can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.
Does having multiple medical conditions increase the risk of a severe illness from COVID-19?
Certain underlying medical conditions increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness in adults. Having multiple conditions also increased risk. Obesity, diabetes with complications, and anxiety and fear-related disorders had the strongest association with death. The risk associated with a condition increased with age.
What is the relationship between COVID-19 and COPD?
COPD puts you at higher risk to get seriously sick if you were to get infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, including for children ages 5 through 11 years. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines since they were authorized for emergency use by FDA. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
You should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. All currently authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another.
How can people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) stay healthy during COVID-19?
To help prevent coronavirus from attacking your system, try these tips: Stay at home Avoid sick people (or be safe living at home with someone who is sick) Practice social distancing and wear a cloth mask if you must go out (like to the grocery store) Keep your hands clean.
Should people with COPD wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Wearing a mask with COPD can be difficult. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.