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Clinical Summary

COVID-19: incidence and mortality in patients with asthma and COPD

Miriam Davis, PhD   |   17 November 2022

Takeaway

  • A meta-analysis of 101 studies found that asthma was more common than COPD in COVID-19 incidence, but COPD had a stronger risk for mortality from COVID-19.

Why this matters

  • Patients with asthma and, even more, COPD merit emphasis for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • COPD's greater mortality from COVID-19 may stem from...

          

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