WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2020 -- Everyone agrees about the good news -- folks whose asthma is spurred on by allergies don't appear to have an increased risk of life-threatening illness if they contract COVID-19.
"Asthma has not risen as one of the top comorbid diseases for worse COVID-19 outcomes," said Dr. Sandhya Khurana, director of the Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonary Care at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. "We always worry with asthma and viral infections, because they seem to trigger asthma exacerbation unreasonably. But what we've seen so far is reassuring."
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- People with asthma and other respiratory illnesses need to be aware of the threat that wildfire smoke poses to their breathing and take steps to protect themselves, an allergy expert warns.
Wildfires are raging across western U.S. states, and the smoke is spreading across much of the country.