When the CDC named underlying medical conditions that might make a person vulnerable to the coronavirus, asthma made the list.
But early evidence appears to show asthma doesn’t raise the risk of getting the virus, though both conditions are lung disorders.
In New York state, the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, state health officials posted a list of the major COVID-19 comorbidities, which means more than one disease or condition is present in a person at the same time. Hypertension and diabetes are the first two on the list. Asthma doesn’t crack the top 10.