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CDC Considers Down Syndrome as a High Risk Condition for COVID-19

Updated: 5 days ago


Young man with Down syndrome playing violin

The CDC has noted that adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Severe illness from COVID-19 is defined as hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death.

The CDC has added adults with Down syndrome to the list of conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the page describing this situation and accompanying materials from the CDC, click here.





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