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Chronic conditions tied to severe COVID-19 more common in southeast, rural areas

Chronic conditions tied to severe COVID-19 more common in southeast, rural areas
(HealthDay)—Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. COPD. Kidney disease. These chronic medical conditions all raise the risk of suffering a severe case of COVID-19, but a new government report shows some parts of the United States are far more vulnerable to these risks than others.