“Coronaviruses have been around for a very long time. They were actually first discovered in 1960,” said Dr. Kelly before explaining how COVID-19 first originated in an animal market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Dr. Renee described how COVID-19 attacks the respiratory tract — mouth, nose, throat and lungs — making it very challenging for people with chronic respiratory diseases.
“If you’re asthmatic, it could be a really, really bad course for you,” she warned.
That’s why it’s important for asthma sufferers to pay attention to their asthma attack triggers, take their medications and have an asthma action plan, which will let them know whether they’re just having an asthma attack or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, Dr. Renee stressed.
“You’ll know the difference and then you’ll know what to do,” she continued.
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