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Is DNA driving the rise of young adults dying of coronavirus? Scientists are searching for genetic 'errors' that may make some people with NO underlying conditions vulnerable to the virus

Older people and those with underlying conditions are at greatest risk of dying of coronavirus - but otherwise healthy young people are getting severely ill and even dying of the disease. And the ill fates of these young coronavirus patients may be written into their DNA, some scientists suspect. Some 80 percent of people who die of coronavirus are 65 or older - but data published by the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) last month revealed that nearly 40 percent of hospitalized coronavirus patients are young or middle-aged adults. Read more....



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