Large-scale study identifies severe COVID-19 risk groups

Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications on Friday, Friday, analyzed data from 2.3 million adults

The researchers found that groups at a higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 were the elderly, males, people from Asian and Black ethnic backgrounds and people who live in poor areas. Imperial College noted that these metrics were consistent with the results of previous studies.

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The new study found that people at the highest risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 were those with long-term conditions, including learning disabilities and mental illness.

The study's lead author, Dr. Thomas Beaney, a GP and Clinical Research Fellow from the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, highlighted the importance of providing increased care to people in these risk groups.

"This work highlights those who are most at risk of becoming seriously unwell or dying from COVID-19," he said. "We found that people with learning disabilities or...

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