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Smokers at increased risk of coronavirus complications, leading experts warn.

Experts say higher death rates rates among men could be linked to smoking




Lung disease experts have warned that that there could be a link between smoking

and the development of complications of coronavirus 

as new research sheds more light on who is most susceptible to the disease.


The large volume of data now being released by researchers shows clear patterns 

among those falling ill from the disease, now called Covid-19 by the World Health Organization. 


A new analysis of the first 8,000 cases of the coronavirus carried out by researchers in China and the United States

shows that men are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, are more likely to have the most severe symptoms,

such as pneumonia, and are more likely to die. 


One reason for the bias against males may be that Chinese men are heavy smokers. 

The analysis was published as the latest figures show there have been more than 64,000 cases of the disease and more than 1,400 deaths.

The ninth case in the UK has also been confirmed. 

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Here is more Science about Covid-19.  It is pretty grim for smokers.


What’s really significant is the odds.


 Ratios of Covid-19 infected patients progressing into serious complications for smokers vs non-smokers,  

     smokers being over 14 times higher.


This was higher than any other risk factor, including age. 


Analysis Of Factors Associated With COVID-19 Pnumonia


"Several factors that led to the progression of COVID-19 pneumonia were identified,

including age, history of smoking, maximum body temperature on admission, respiratory failure, albumin, C-reactive protein.

These results can be used to further enhance the ability of management of COVID-19 pneumonia.




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