Who is most at risk for coronavirus? Cancer patients, elderly and chronically ill face biggest threat.
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Nearly every warning about the coronavirus mentions that people with weakened immune systems are at heightened risk of having the virus hit them harder.Doctors use the terms “immune-suppressed,” or “compromised immune system” to describe patients who can no longer fight off infections because the body’s natural mechanism isn’t working well for some reason.But who exactly falls in that category? Anyone whose immune system is hindered by medications, diseases, or age.Cancer patients: Many types of chemotherapy inadvertently damage the immune system temporarily as the medication hunts and destroy...


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