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Study shows addicted hit harder by Covid-19

Monday September 21, 2020

Enquirer – Sept. 20, 2020 10:00 p.m.

Having an addiction to any substance – from tobacco to fentanyl – makes people more susceptible to getting COVID-19, new research shows.

Story Highlights:

  • Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 plus addiction were at 40.1% vs. 30.1% without addiction.

  • Deaths of those with COVID-19 and addiction were at 9.6% compared to 6.6% for those without addiction.

  • Types of substance use disorders studied: opioid, tobacco, alcohol, cannibis, cocaine.

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Study shows addicted hit harder by Covid-19









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