People with asthma may have greater risk of getting COVID-19 – Dr. Limpin

People with asthma may have greater risk of getting COVID-19 – Dr. Limpin

- Dr. Maricar Limpin discussed asthma and COVID-19 on the GMA-7 program “Unang Hirit”

- Limpin was asked on the show if people with asthma are at greater risk of getting infected with the virus

- The doctor replied that those with asthma are theoretically more at risk because of their inherent respiratory illness

- However, she emphasized that COVID-19 is a communicable disease so the ones who are really more at risk are those who get exposed to people carrying the virus

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Dr. Maricar Limpin was interviewed on the GMA-7 program “Unang Hirit” about COVID-19.

KAMI learned that Limpin was asked on the show if people with asthma are at greater risk of getting infected with the virus.

According to the doctor, those with asthma are theoretically more at risk because of their inherent respiratory illness.

However, she emphasized that COVID-19 is a communicable disease so the ones who are really more at risk are those who get exposed to people carrying the virus.

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“Well kasi syempre meron ka nang inherent na respiratory disease so theoretically talagang mas mataas na ang risk mo magkaroon ka ng COVID.
“Pero tandaan pa rin natin na yung COVID ay communicable disease. Yung nakakahawang sakit, therefore ang talagang predisposing talaga diyan ay yung exposure mo sa mga taong may COVID or mga taong may sintomas na pero lumalapit pa rin,” she explained to Unang Hirit, as quoted by The Manila Bulletin.

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KAMI previously reported that the COVID-19 cases in Quezon City have risen to 2,000.

According to the Department of Health, the Philippines has a total of 14,699 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 3,412 have recovered and 886 have died from the virus.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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