ABC 7: CDC adds pregnant women to list of people at higher risk of severe coronavirus illness

ABC 7: CDC adds pregnant women to list of people at higher risk of severe coronavirus illness. “The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also changed the list of underlying conditions that make someone more susceptible to suffering and death. Sickle cell disease joined the list, for example. And the threshold for risky levels of obesity was lowered.”

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