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Former surgeon general talks about COVID-19 and pre-existing conditions

Posted at 5:59 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 22:06:34-04

There is strong evidence to suggest people with pre-existing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cardiovascular disease are at a higher risk of getting seriously sick or dying if they are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Former U.S. Surger General Dr. Benjami says those are health issues that plague minority communities, but she believe the problems may have less to do with race and more to do with lack of education and access to quality health care.