Healthcare workers are getting sicker than their patients. The Novel Coronavirus seems to be hitting the frontliners than others who have the disease. But is unclear why. This is according to disease experts.
We know the high mortality in older people, but for reasons that we don’t understand, front-line health care workers are at great risk for serious illness despite their younger age.
Healthcare workers our frontliners are getting sicker that their patients
Hotez told CNN.
There’s nothing more destabilizing” than health care workers falling ill.
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Hotez hypothesized in his Monday interview with CNN about why medical workers appear to be at greater risk for serious illness from the coronavirus.
Maybe it’s due to a higher dose of virus they’re receiving.
We don’t really know. It’ll take time to study.
We have to do something to give front line health care workers an extra level of comfort.