Nothing seems to be safe today, as the panic continues to envelop each city. As the pandemic continues to rage on in the media, a college in Southern California, The University of California Medical Centers, has developed its test for coronavirus, which they say will produce results within 24 hours.
As the country continues to test positive for multiple coronavirus cases and deaths rapidly going up across the country, critics state the federal government has not made sufficient tests among a request of limits on who can receive the tests and how long it takes to get results.
According to the head dean at the University of California announces its doctors and researchers over its ten campuses and five academic medical centers have been on the front lines in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. This virus causes COVID-19.
Labs at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and UC San Diego are now extending the in-house COVID-19 tests, with UC Davis and Irvine following.
Amid all this panic, their doctors also say, smoking and vaping could increase your chances of getting coronavirus.
“Well, if there was ever a reason to quit, here’s another one,” Dr. Tara Narula, a board-certified cardiologist Lenox Hill Hospital explained to the press. She added, “Anything that’s going to compromise your lungs is going to increase your risk of being susceptible. We know that smoking decreases your ability to really fight infection.”
In addition, Dr. Joanna Cohen, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has also made a statement that smoking could make you more susceptible by injuring the lungs, backing experts’ statements.
The New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced vaping or smoking could increase the risk of “severe illness” from coronavirus, Reuters reported.
“If you are a smoker or a vape that does make you more vulnerable,” de Blasio stated, Reported to the outlet. “If you are a smoker or a vapor, this is a perfect time to stop that habit, and we will help you.”
De Blasio stated that older adults over the age of 50 with preexisting medical conditions are more sensitive to the virus.
However, a 22-year-old man in New York tested positive for coronavirus and had a vaping habit according to his medical papers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced older adults and those with “serious chronic medical conditions,” like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, are at high risk for getting sicker from the virus.
As of now, more than 118,000 people have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, and more than 4,000 people have died, announced the John Hopkins University.