A large number of US citizens infected with coronavirus infection and high mortality in the United States due to the disease are explained by the general problem state of health of many Americans, said the head of the country’s Ministry of Health Alex Azar.
He noted that in the United States during a pandemic there is a disproportionate impact of diseases associated with COVID-19. Among them, Hazard called obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
In case of infection, Americans with pathologies face serious health problems. Also, communities of African Americans and minorities may encounter difficulties, the head of the department told CNN.
At the same time, as Hazard emphasized, the US healthcare system keeps the pandemic situation under control.
Currently, more than 1.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States, 90,978 have died, and 346,389 have recovered.
As NEWS.ru previously wrote, the first and last symptom of coronavirus in young infected people can be a stroke, said Ancha Baranova, professor at the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University.