Are the elderly more at risk of novel coronavirus?


People of all ages can be affected by the novel coronavirus. However, elderly people appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.


 Does corona virus affects breast feeding women?

 The virus has not been detected in breast milk; however we do not know whether mothers with COVID-19 can transmit the virus via breast milk.


Should someone who is immunocompromised wear a mask?

Everyone should wear the mask but if you are immunocompromised because of an illness or treatment you should take extra precautions as you are at more risk of developing the disease.


What exactly does an ‘older’ adult mean? What is the age threshold?

The CDC says "older adults" and people with serious chronic medical conditions "are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness."Anyone over 60 is an older adult


Are pregnant women more susceptible to infection, or at increased risk for severe illness, morbidity, or mortality with COVID-19, compared with the general public?

We do not have information about susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which might make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19.


Are children at increased risk for severe illness, morbidity, or mortality from COVID-19 infection compared with adults?

Limited reports from China suggest that children with confirmed COVID-19 may present with mild symptoms and though severe complications (acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock) have been reported,