13. Who are most vulnerable to COVID-19?

  • Over 65s: as of mid-March, all over 70s have been instructed by the UK government to self-isolate for 12 weeks (see questions 8 and 9 for guidance on self-isolating). Global statistics show that the most deaths have occurred in the over-80s population.
  • Those with long-term conditions, such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory illnesses (e.g. asthma), chronic kidney disease, cancer, and those who are immune-compromised.

by Dr Sukhdev Singh, Sikh Doctors Association 

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