Risk Factors of Coronavirus
Anyone can infect COVID-19, and most infections are moderate. Depends on how older you are, the higher risk of severe illness.
You also a have higher risk of dangerous illness if you have one of these health conditions:
- Coronary artery disease or serious heart conditions like heart failure
- A poor immune system because of an organ transplant
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes
Conditions that might lead to severe COVID-19 illness include:
- A poor immune system due to blood or bone marrow transplant, medications such as corticosteroids , or HIV
- Diseases that impact your blood vessels and blood flow to your brain
- Cystic fibrosis
- High blood pressure
- Moderate to severe asthma Dementia
- Liver disease
- Damaged or scarred lung tissue (pulmonary fibrosis)
- Type 1 diabetes
An inflammatory condition that doctors are calling multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children who are hospitalized due to COVID-19. Doctors think it can be linked to the virus. A condition that causes inflammation in kids’ blood vessels what symptoms equal to those of toxic shock and of Kawasaki disease.
How does the coronavirus spread?
Covid 19, the virus, mainly spreads from person to person
Most of the time, it spreads when an infected person sneezes or coughs. They are able to spray droplets as far as 6 feet distance. If you breathe them in or swallow them, the virus can get easy into your body. People who infected the virus don’t have symptoms, but they can still spread the virus.
You can also get the virus from touching an object or surface the virus is on, then touching your nose, mouth, or possibly your eyes. Most of viruses can survive for several hours on a surface that they land on. A study shows that Covid -19 can survive for several hours on various types of surfaces:
- Plastic or stainless steel: 2 to 3 days
- Copper: 4 hours
- Cardboard: up to 24 hours
That’s why it’s important to disinfect surfaces to get clean from the virus.