/25 scientists were sent to China to research the coronavirus. Heres what they found. – Business Insider

25 scientists were sent to China to research the coronavirus. Heres what they found. – Business Insider

People at the highest risk

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Preexisting conditions and age impact the coronavirus’ severity. People over 60 years old and people with underlying conditions like hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are at higher risk of becoming seriously or fatally ill from COVID-19. 

In children, the virus appears to be rare and mild, as only 2.5% of cases in children were severe and 0.2% were critical. 

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