COVID-19 more severe than influenza in patients with autoimmune disease

COVID-19 is more severe, with more complications and higher mortality, than influenza among patients with autoimmune disease, according to data published in Rheumatology.“As having autoimmune diseases is a recognized risk factor for COVID-19 related complications, public health authorities around the world have advised mitigation strategies for those at risk,” Eng Hooi Tan, PhD, MPH, BSc, of the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “In the absence of a vaccine and a scarcity of proven therapeutic options, nonpharmacological measures such asRead More

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