Note that a prior diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) was NOT a risk factor for death from COVID-19. Most other coronavirus articles list hypertension as a risk factor for serious illness, if not death, from COVID-19. Admittedly, “serious illness” is not the same as death. I’ve never understood how chronically controlled hypertension could increase risk of serious illness or death.
I recently read someone calling coronavirus, instead, controlavirus. Referring to governments controlling our businesses, personal movements, shopping practices, access to “non-essential” services, and violating our constitutional rights to peaceably assemble and worship as we choose. Not as our rulers choose.
Steve Parker, M.D.