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The following interview was conducted with a prominent lung biologist from Germany about the corona crisis.
Naturally, Asthmatics and Smokers are particularly at risk from the corona virus. But healthy people should also strengthen their lungs. Here are the recommendations:
QUESTION: What can each of us do to arm our body against the new coronavirus?
ANSWER: You should strengthen your immune system and above all pay attention to your respiratory tract. Cough, runny nose, sore throat and shortness of breath can be symptoms of infection, and they all affect the airways.
Pneumonia can also occur in some cases. Patients with severe conditions are not only mostly older people, but also smokers or people with other diseases. There is a correlation between cigarette consumption and the risk of a severe history of Covid-19 lung disease.
QUESTION: Of the 50- to 60-year-old residents around 25 percent of women and 31 percent of men smoke. So this group is particularly at risk? [Read more…]