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Hypertension (64)

Fever (16)

Obesity (16)

Cough (14)

Dyspnea (10)


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     Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in an Asymptomatic TRANS US Population 

    Authors: Steven Rigatti, MD; Robert L. Stout, PhD.

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-80313/v1 Date: 2020-09-18 Source: ResearchSquare

    Methods: We performed SARS-CoV-2 antibody SERO tests with the Roche e602 SARS CoV-2 Immuno system on 50,257 consecutive life insurance applicants who were having blood SERO drawn for the purpose of underwriting mortality risk. Other variables included height, weight, and blood SERO pressure at the time of the blood SERO draw, a history of smoking and common ch ronic diseases ( MESHD hypertension HP pertension, MESHDhe art disease, MESHDdi abetes, MESHDand ca ncer). MESHDResults: The overall prevalence SERO of SARS-CoV-2 was 3.0%, and was fairly consistent across the age TRANS range and similar in males TRANS and females TRANS. Geographical distribution revealed a very high level of positivity in the state of New York compared to all other areas (17.1%). Using US Census state population data to adjust state specific rates of positivity, it is estimated that this level of seropositivity would correspond to 6.98 million (99% CI: 6.56-7.38 million) SA RS-CoV-2 infections i MESHDn the US, which is 3.8 times the cumulative number of cases in the US reported to the CDC as of June 1, 2020.Conclusions: The estimated number of total SA RS-CoV-2 infections b MESHDased on positive serology is substantially higher than the total number of cases reported to the CDC. There is no apparent increase of risk of infection TRANS risk of infection TRANS fection f MESHDor individuals self-reporting, smoking, di abetes, MESHDhe art disease, MESHD hypertension HP pertension o MESHDr ca ncer. MESHD

    The major predictors of testing positive for COVID-19 among symptomatic hospitalized patients

    Authors: Samson Barasa; David Tarazona; Faviola Valdivia Guerrero; Nancy Rojas Serrano; Dennis Carhuaricra; Lenin Maturrano Hernandez; Ronnie Gavilan Chavez

    doi:10.1101/2020.09.11.20192963 Date: 2020-09-13 Source: medRxiv

    The major predictors of testing positive for COVID-19 among symptomatic hospitalized patients Samson Barasa,1 Amy Ballard,1 Josephine Kiage-Mokaya, 1 Michael Friedlander,1 Geraldine Luna,2 1PeaceHealth Sacred Heart 2University of Illinois at Chicago Introduction: Increasing corona virus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) pre-test probability can minimize testing patients who are less likely to have COVID-19 and therefore reducing personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing kit use. The aim of this study was to identify patients who were likely to test positive for COVID-19 among symptomatic patients suspected of having COVID-19 during hospitalization by comparing COVID-19 positive and negative patients. Method: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients who were [≥]18 years old and underwent COVID-19 Polymerase chain reaction test because they presented with symptoms thought to be due to COVID-19. A Poisson regression analysis was conducted after clinical presentation, demographic, medical co-morbidities, laboratory and chest image data was retrieved from the medical records. Results: Charts of 277 and 18 COVID-19 negative and positive patients respectively were analyzed. Dyspnea HP Dyspnea MESHD (61%) was the most common symptom among COVID-19 negative patients, while 72% and 61% COVID-19 positive patients had cough HP cough MESHD and fever HP fever MESHD respectively. COVID-19 positive patients were more likely to present initially with cough HP [1.082 (1.022 - 1.145)], fever HP fever MESHD [1.066 (1.014 - 1.121)] and be 50 to 69 years old [1.094 (1.021 - 1.172)]. Dyspnea HP Dyspnea MESHD, weakness MESHD, lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD and bilateral chest image abnormality were not associated with COVID-19 positivity. COVID-19 positive patients were less likely to have non-COVID-19 respiratory viral illness [1.068 (1.019 - 1.119)], human immunodeficiency HP immunodeficiency MESHD virus [0.849 (0.765 - 0.943)] and heart failure MESHD history [0.093 (0.891 - 0.978)]. Other chronic medical problems ( hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, diabetes mellitus HP diabetes mellitus MESHD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease HP chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MESHD and coronary artery disease MESHD) were not associated with testing positive for COVID-19. Conclusion: Cough HP, fever HP fever MESHD and being 50 to 69 years old are better predictors of symptomatic COVID-19 positivity during hospitalization. Despite published studies reporting a high prevalence SERO of lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD among COVID-19 positive patients, lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD is not associated with the risk of testing positive for COVID-19. Key Words: COVID-19, Predictors, Symptomatic, Hospitalized

    SARS-CoV-2 Antibody SERO Prevalence SERO and Association with Routine Laboratory Values in a Life Insurance Applicant Population

    Authors: Steven J. Rigatti; Robert Stout; Ruth E Mitchell; Michael V Holmes; George Davey Smith; Dominik Schulz; Ulrich Mayr; Jochen Schneider; Christoph Spinner; Fabian Geisler; Roland M. Schmid; Tobias Lahmer; Wolfgang Huber; Xiushan Yin; Arsen Arakelyan; Denise Haslwanter; Rohit Jangra; Alev Celikgil; Duncan Kimmel; James H Lee; Margarette Mariano; Antonio Nakouzi; Jose Quiroz; Johanna Rivera; Wendy A Szymczak; Karen Tong; Jason Barnhill; Mattias NE Forsell; Clas Ahlm; Daniel T. Stein; Liise-anne Pirofski; Doctor Y Goldstein; Scott J. Garforth; Steven C. Almo; Johanna P. Daily; Michael B. Prystowsky; James D. Faix; Amy S. Fox; Louis M. Weiss; Jonathan R. Lai; Kartik Chandran

    doi:10.1101/2020.09.09.20191296 Date: 2020-09-11 Source: medRxiv

    Objectives: The prevalence SERO of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies SERO in the general population is largely unknown. Since many infections MESHD, even among the elderly TRANS and other vulnerable populations, are asymptomatic TRANS, the prevalence SERO of antibodies SERO could help determine how far along the path to herd immunity the general population has progressed. Also, in order to clarify the clinical manifestations of current or recent past COVID-19 illness, it may be useful to determine if there are any common alterations in routine clinical laboratory values. Methods: We performed SARS-CoV-2 antibody SERO tests on 50,130 consecutive life insurance applicants who were having blood SERO drawn for the purpose of underwriting (life risk assessment). Subjects were also tested for lipids, liver function tests, renal function studies, as well as serum SERO proteins. Other variables included height, weight, blood SERO pressure at the time of the blood SERO draw, and history of common chronic diseases MESHD ( hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, heart disease MESHD, diabetes MESHD, and cancer MESHD). Results: The overall prevalence SERO of SARS-CoV-2 was 3.0%, and was fairly consistent across the age TRANS range and similar in males TRANS and females TRANS. Several of the routine laboratory tests obtained were significantly different in antibody SERO-positive vs. antibody SERO-negative subjects, including albumin, globulins, bilirubin, and the urine albumin:creatinine ratio. The BMI was also significantly higher in the antibody SERO-positive group. Geographical distribution revealed a very high level of positivity in the state of New York compared to all other areas (17.1%). Using state population data from the US Census, it is estimated that this level of seropositivity would correspond to 6.98 million (99% CI: 6.56-7.38 million) SARS-CoV-2 infections MESHD in the US, which is 3.8 times the cumulative number of cases in the US reported to the CDC as of June 1, 2020. Conclusions: The estimated number of total SARS-CoV-2 infections MESHD based on positive serology is substantially higher than the total number of cases reported to the CDC. Certain laboratory values, particularly serum SERO protein levels, are associated with positive serology, though these associations are not likely to be clinically meaningful.

    Burden and prevalence SERO of risk factors for severe COVID-19 disease in the ageing European population – A SHARE-based analysis

    Authors: Linda Juel Ahrenfeldt; Camilla Riis Nielsen; Sören Möller; Kaare Christensen; Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-73657/v1 Date: 2020-09-07 Source: ResearchSquare

    Aim: International health authorities suggest that individuals aged TRANS 65 years and above and people with underlying comorbidities such as hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, chronic lung disease HP lung disease MESHD, cardiovascular disease MESHD, cancer MESHD, diabetes MESHD, and obesity HP obesity MESHD are at increased risk of severe Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19); however, the prevalence SERO of risk factors is unknown in many countries. Therefore, we aim to describe the distribution of these risk factors across Europe. Subject and Methods: Prevalence SERO of risk factors for severe COVID-19 was identified based on interview for 73,274 Europeans aged TRANS 50+ participating in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in 2017. Burden of disease was estimated using population data from Eurostat. Results: A total of 75.3% of the study population (corresponding to app. 60 million European men and 71 million women) had at least one risk factor for severe COVID-19, 45.9% (app. 36 million men and 43 million women) had at least two factors and 21.2% (app. 17 million men and 20 million women) had at least three risk factors. The prevalences SERO of underlying medical conditions ranged from 4.5% for cancer MESHD to 41.4% for hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, and the region-specific prevalence SERO of having at least three risk factors ranged from 18.9% in Northern Europe to 24.6% in Eastern Europe. Conclusions: Information about the prevalences SERO of risk factors might help authorities to identify the most vulnerable subpopulations with multiple risk factors of severe COVID-19 disease MESHD and thus to decide appropriate strategies to mitigate the pandemic.  

    Morbidity and Mortality Outcomes of Covid-19 Patients With and Without Hypertension HP Hypertension MESHD in Lagos, Nigeria: A Retrospective Cohort Study

    Authors: Akin Osibogun; Akin Abayomi; Oluchi Kanma-Okafor; Jide Idris; Abimbola Bowale; Ololade Wright; Bisola Adebayo; Segun Ogboye; Remi Adeseun; Ismael Abdus-Salam; Bamidele Mutiu; Babatunde Saka; Dayo Lajide; Sam Yenyi; Rotimi Agbolagorite; Oluwatosin Onasanya; Eniola Erinosho; Joshua Obasanya; Olu Adejumo; Sunday Adesola; Yewande Oshodi; IorhenE Akase; Shina Ogunbiyi; Adenike Omosun; Femi Erinoso; Hussein Abdur-Razzaq; Nike Osa; Kingsley Akinroye

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-70014/v1 Date: 2020-09-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: The current pandemic of coronavirus disease MESHD (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) has shown epidemiological and clinical characteristics that appear worsened in hypertensive MESHD patients with COVID-19. The morbidity and mortality of the disease among hypertensive MESHD patients in Africa have yet to be well described.Methods: In this retrospective cohort study all confirmed COVID-19 adult TRANS patients (≥18 years of age TRANS) in Lagos between February 27 to July 6 2020 were included. Demographic, clinical and outcome data were extracted from electronic medical records of patients admitted at the COVID-19 isolation centers in Lagos. Outcomes included dying or being discharged by July 6, 2020. Variables were compared between hypertensive MESHD and non-hypertensives MESHD using univariable and multivariable logistic regression, cox regression and Kaplan Meier survival analysis methods to assess hypertension HP hypertension MESHD as a risk factor associated with worsened disease severity and death MESHD.Results: A total of 2075 adults TRANS with COVID-19 were included in this study. The prevalence SERO of hypertension HP hypertension MESHD was 17.8% and it was the most common comorbidity followed by diabetes MESHD (7.2%) and asthma HP asthma MESHD (2.0%). Overall mortality from COVID-19 was 4.2% while mortality among the hypertensives MESHD was 13.7%. Severe symptoms and mortality were significantly higher among the hypertensives MESHD and survival rates were significantly lowered by the presence of an additional comorbidity to 50% from 91% for those with hypertension HP hypertension MESHD alone and from 98% for all other patients (P<0.001). After adjustment for confounders, severe COVID-19 disease and death MESHD were higher for hypertensives MESHD (severe/critical illness: HR=2.41, P=0.001, 95%CI=1.4–4.0, death: HR=2.30, P=0.001, 95%CI=1.2–4.6, for those with hypertension HP hypertension MESHD only). Hypertension HP Hypertension MESHD posed an increased risk of severe morbidity and death MESHD from coronavirus disease MESHD in the presence of other comorbidities (severe/critical illness: HR=3.76, P=0.001, 95%CI=2.1–6.4, death: crude HR=6.63, P=0.001, 95%CI=3.4–1.6, for those with additional comorbidities).Conclusion: The potential morbidity and mortality risks of hypertension HP hypertension MESHD especially with other comorbidities in COVID-19 could help direct efforts towards prevention and prognostication. This provides the rationale for improving preventive caution for people with hypertension HP hypertension MESHD and other comorbidities and prioritizing them for future antiviral interventions.

    Prevalence SERO and correlation of symptoms and comorbidities in COVID-19 patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Authors: Mohammad Meshbahur Rahman; Badhan Bhattacharjee; Zaki Farhana; Mohammad Hamiduzzaman; Muhammad Abdul Bake Chowdhury; Mohammad Sorowar Hossain; Mahbubul H Siddiqee; Md. Ziaul Islam; Enayetur Raheem; Md. Jamal Uddin

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.19.20177980 Date: 2020-08-22 Source: medRxiv

    Background: The COVID-19 affected millions of people, and the patients present a constellation of symptoms and comorbidities. We aimed to chronicle the prevalence SERO and correlations of symptoms and comorbidities, and associated covariates among the patients. Methods: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis [PROSPERO registration: CRD42020182677]. Databases [PubMed, SCOPUS, EMBASE, WHO, Semantic Scholar, and COVID-19 Primer] were searched for clinical studies published in English from January 1 to April 20, 2020. The pooled prevalence SERO of symptoms and comorbidities were identified using the random effect model, and sub-groups analysis of patients age TRANS and locations were investigated. A multivariable factor analysis was also performed to show the correlation among symptoms, comorbidities and age TRANS of the COVID-19 patients. Findings: Twenty-nine articles [China (24); Outside of China (5)], with 4,884 COVID-19 patients were included in this systematic review. The meta-analysis investigated 33 symptoms, where fever HP fever MESHD [84%], cough HP cough MESHD/dry cough HP [61%], and fatigue HP fatigue MESHD/weakness [42%] were found frequent. Out of 43 comorbidities investigated, acute respiratory distress syndrome MESHD respiratory distress HP syndrome ( ARDS MESHD) [61%] was a common condition, followed by hypertension HP hypertension MESHD [23%] and diabetes MESHD [12%]. According to the patients age TRANS, the prevalence SERO of symptoms like fatigue HP fatigue MESHD/weakness, dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD/shortness of breath, and anorexia HP anorexia MESHD were highly prevalent in older adults TRANS [[≥]50 years] than younger adults TRANS [<50 years]. Diabetes MESHD, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, coronary heart disease MESHD, and COPD MESHD/ lung disease MESHD were more prevalent comorbidities in older adults TRANS than younger adults TRANS. The patients from outside of China had significantly higher prevalence SERO [p<0.005] of diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD, fatigue HP fatigue MESHD, nausea HP nausea MESHD, sore throat, and dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD, and the prevalent comorbidities in that region were diabetes MESHD, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, coronary heart disease MESHD, and ARDS MESHD. The multivariable factor analysis showed positive association between a group of symptoms and comorbidities, and with the patients age TRANS. Interpretation: Epitomizing the correlation of symptoms of COVID-19 with comorbidities and patients age TRANS would help clinicians effectively manage the patients.

    Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Mortality among Black and Hispanic Patients: Cross-Sectional Analysis from the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area

    Authors: Alan Pan; Osman Khan; Jennifer Meeks; Marc Boom; Faisal Masud; Julia Andrieni; Robert Phillips; Yordanos Tiruneh; Bita Kash; Farhaan Vahidy; Bolin Cheng; Feng Qiu; Pengcheng Yu; Wenting Zhou; Lei Cao; Shengli Bi; Guizhen Wu; George Fu Gao; Jerry Zheng; Dave Osthus; Michael Lingzhi Li; Elizabeth C Lee; Ugur Koyluoglu; Pinar Keskinocak; Youyang Gu; Quanquan Gu; Glover E George; Guido España; Sabrina Corsetti; Jagpreet Chhatwal; Sean Cavany; Hannah Biegel; Michal Ben-Nun; Jo Walker; Rachel Slayton; Velma Lopez; Matthew Biggerstaff; Michael A Johansson; Nicholas G Reich; - COVID-19 Forecast Hub Consortium

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.19.20177956 Date: 2020-08-22 Source: medRxiv

    Disparate racial and ethnic burdens of the Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be attributable to higher susceptibility to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) or to factors such as differences in hospitalization and care provision. In our cross-sectional analysis of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases from a tertiary, eight-hospital healthcare system (Houston Methodist) across greater Houston, multivariable logistic regression models were fitted to evaluate the odds of hospitalization and mortality for non-Hispanic Blacks (NHBs) vs. non-Hispanic Whites (NHWs) and Hispanics vs. non-Hispanics. Between March 3rd and July 18th, 2020, 70,496 individuals were tested for SARS-CoV-2; 12,084 (17.1%) tested positive, of whom 3,536 (29.3%) were hospitalized. Among positive cases, NHBs and Hispanics were significantly younger than NHWs and Hispanics, respectively (mean age TRANS NHBs vs. NHWs: 46.0 vs. 51.7 year and Hispanic vs. non-Hispanic: 44.0 vs. 48.7 years). Despite younger age TRANS, NHBs (vs. NHWs) had a higher prevalence SERO of diabetes MESHD (25.2%), hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (47.7%), and chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD (5.0%). Both minority groups resided in lower median income and higher population density areas. In fully adjusted models, NHBs and Hispanics had higher likelihoods of hospitalization, aOR (CI): 1.42 (1.24-1.63) and 1.61 (1.46-1.78), respectively. No differences were observed in intensive care unit (ICU) utilization or treatment parameters. Models adjusted for demographics, vital signs, laboratory parameters, hospital complications, and ICU admission demonstrated non-significantly lower likelihoods of in-hospital mortality among NHBs and Hispanics, aOR (CI): 0.65 (0.40-1.03) and 0.89 (0.59-1.31), respectively. Our data did not demonstrate racial and ethnic differences in care provision and hospital outcomes. Higher susceptibility of racial and ethnic minorities to SARS-CoV-2 and subsequent hospitalization may be driven primarily by social determinants.

    Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Diabetic MESHD COVID-19 patients in Kuwait

    Authors: Hamad Ali; Abdullah Alshukry; Mohammad Bu Abbas; Yaseen Ali; Barrak Alahmad; Abdullah A Al-Shammari; Mohamed Abu-farha; Jehad Abubakr; Srirman Devarajan; Ali A. Dashti; Fahd Al-Mulla; Chris Gale; Mamas Mamas; Ian Reckless; Tim Brooks; Andre Charlett; Matthew Hickman; Isabel Oliver; David Wyllie

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.20.20178525 Date: 2020-08-22 Source: medRxiv

    Background: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in Wuhan, China, in 2019 and rapidly turned into a global pandemic, resulting in what is now known as Coronavirus Disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 has a highly variable clinical presentation, ranging from asymptomatic TRANS to severe respiratory symptoms MESHD and death MESHD. Diabetes MESHD seems to be one of the main comorbidities contributing to a worse COVID-19 outcome. Methods: In this single-center, retrospective study of 417 consecutive COVID-19 patients in Kuwait, we analyze and compare disease severity, outcome, associated complications, and clinical laboratory findings between diabetic MESHD and non-diabetic MESHD COVID-19 patients. Results: COVID-19 patients with diabetes MESHD had a higher prevalence SERO of comorbidities, such as hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, higher levels of inflammatory markers, lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, and a higher incidence of complications. All of these factors could lead to more severe outcomes and higher mortality than non- diabetic MESHD COVID-19 patients. Conclusion: Diabetes MESHD could be a major contributor to COVID-19 worsening outcomes.

    Diabetic MESHD Patients with Comorbidities had Worse Outcomes When Suffered with COVID-19 and Acarbose might have Protective Effects

    Authors: Weihua Hu, MD; Shunkui Luo; Zhanjin Lu, MD; Chang Li; Qijian Chen; Yameng Fan; Zaishu Chen; Longlong Wu; Jianfang Ye; Shiyan Chen; Junlu Tong; Lingling Wang; Jin Mei; Hongyun Lu

    doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-57456/v1 Date: 2020-08-11 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Previous studies showed that diabetes MESHD was a common comorbidity of COVID-19, but the effects of diabetes MESHD or anti- diabetic MESHD drugs on the mortality of COVID-19 have not been well described. To investigate the outcome of different status (with or without comorbidity) and anti- diabetic MESHD medication before admission of diabetic MESHD patients after SARS-CoV-2 infected MESHD, we collected clinical data of COVID-19 patients from Hubei Province and compared between diabetes MESHD and non-diabetes MESHD.Methods: In this multicenter and retrospective study, we enrolled 1,422 cases of consecutive hospitalized patients from January 21, 2020 to March 25, 2020 at six hospitals in Hubei Province, China. The primary endpoint was in-hospital mortality.Results: Diabetes MESHD patients were 10-years older than non-diabetes MESHD (p<0.001), had higher prevalence SERO of comorbidities such as hypertension HP hypertension MESHD (p<0.001), coronary heart disease MESHD (p<0.001), cerebrovascular disease MESHD ( CVD MESHD) (p<0.001), chronic kidney disease HP chronic kidney disease MESHD ( CKD MESHD) (p=0.007). The incidence of mortality (p=0.003) were more prevalent among the diabetes MESHD group. Further analysis revealed that diabetes MESHD patients who took alpha-glucosidase inhibitor ( AGI MESHD) had lower mortality rate(p<0.01). Multivariable Cox regression showed that male TRANS sex, hypertension HP hypertension MESHD, CKD MESHD, CVD MESHD, age TRANS were risk factors for the mortality of COVID-19. Survival curve revealed that, compared with diabetes MESHD only group, the mortality was increased in diabetes MESHD with comorbidities (p=0.009), but had no significant difference in the non-comorbidity group, p=0.59).Conclusions: Patients with diabetes MESHD had worse outcome when suffered with COVID-19, however, it was not associated with diabetes MESHD itself but the comorbidities. Furthermore, the administration of AGI could reduce the risk of death MESHD in patients with diabetes MESHD.

    Altitude as a protective factor from COVID-19

    Authors: Timothy M Thomson; Fresia Casas; Harold Andre Guerrero; Rómulo Figueroa-Mujica; Francisco C Villafuerte; Claudia Machicado

    doi:10.1101/2020.08.03.20167262 Date: 2020-08-04 Source: medRxiv

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a delayed onset in South America compared to Asia (outside of China), Europe or North America. In spite of the presumed time advantage for the implementation of preventive measures to help contain its spread, the pandemic in that region followed growth rates that paralleled, and currently exceed, those observed several weeks before in Europe. Indeed, in early August, 2020, many countries in South and Central America presented among the highest rates in the world of COVID-19 confirmed cases TRANS and deaths per million inhabitants. Here, we have taken an ecological approach to describe the current state of the pandemic in Peru and its dynamics. Our analysis supports a protective effect of altitude from COVID-19 incidence and mortality. Further, we provide circumstantial evidence that internal migration through a specific land route is a significant factor progressively overriding the protection from COVID-19 afforded by high altitude. Finally, we show that protection by altitude is independent of poverty indexes and is inversely correlated with the prevalence SERO in the population of risk factors associated with severe COVID-19, including hypertension HP hypertension MESHD and hypercholesterolemia HP hypercholesterolemia MESHD. We discuss long-term multisystemic adaptations to hypobaric hypoxia MESHD as possible mechanisms that may explain the observed protective effect of high altitude from death from COVID-19.

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