The relationship between new coronavirus pneumonia and immunity
Introduction to New Coronary Pneumonia
The new type of coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) is an acute infectious pneumonia whose pathogen is a new type of coronavirus that has not been previously found in humans, that is, the 2019 new type of coronavirus.
Epidemiological characteristics of new coronavirus pneumonia
Source of infection: The source of infection currently seen is mainly patients infected by the new coronavirus. Asymptomatic infections may also become the source of infection;
Transmission route: Droplets and contact transmission through the respiratory tract are the main transmission routes, while aerosols and digestive tracts have yet to be clarified;
Susceptible population: The population is generally susceptible.
People susceptible to new coronary pneumonia
People with weak physique, low immunity, and underlying diseases
So far data shows that the majority of people infected with the new coronavirus are middle-aged and elderly people aged 40-60, people with underlying diseases, and obese patients. Approximately 72% of the infected people are people over 40 years old, and 64% are male infected. 40% of the infected have other diseases themselves, including chronic lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and so on.
Therefore, people with weaker physique such as the elderly, or people with underlying diseases, such as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and diabetes, need to be extra vigilant.
The latest research on the novel coronavirus infection recently published in the "Lancet" magazine also found that among the sick people in Wuhan, patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart disease accounted for 1/3, and deaths accounted for 46%.