Genetics, Blood Pressure and COVID-19

‘High blood pressure is considered one of the significant pre-existing symptoms in regards to COVID-19 severity, along with cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In Wuhan, China, early data found that the overall mortality rate was about 2% among patients with the virus. However, the rate jumped to 6% in patients with high blood pressure. In Italy, more than 99% of people who’ve died from the virus had a pre-existing condition, and 75% of them had high blood pressure.’

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