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Coronavirus has been 12 times more deadly for people with underlying conditions, CDC says

The Washington Post, June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

Coronavirus has been 12 times more deadly for people with underlying conditions, CDC says

Even as the number of infections rose and hospital beds filled in some places, voices clamored for an end to mandatory mask-wearing. … “They’re either just over it, or they’ve come to believe it’s a phony pandemic because their own personal grandmother hasn’t been affected yet,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California at Irvine, a city in Orange County. Elected officials last week forced the county health department to scale back a mask-wearing order. “People just think this is a nothingburger. So they think the risk is exaggerated.” Read more here.