Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe COVID-19: Evidence-based Information for Healthcare Providers

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This COCA Call will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020

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While age is the strongest risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes, studies have shown that COVID-19 does not affect all population groups equally. The risk of severe COVID-19 (e.g., hospitalization, admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), intubation or mechanical ventilation, death) increases with the number of underlying medical conditions.

During this COCA Call, presenters will update clinicians  on the underlying medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19, describe the methods used to rate the evidence linking conditions to severe COVID-19, review the evidence on risk for conditions included, and provide resources for healthcare providers caring for patients with underlying medical conditions.


Kanta Sircar, PhD, MPH
Clinical Disease Team
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

John Brooks, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sapna Bamrah Morris, MD, MBA
Clinical Disease Team Lead
Health Systems and Worker Safety Task Force
COVID-19 Response
Centers for Disease Contro​l and Prevention

“The content and conclusions in this presentation are those of the authors and presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” 

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Thursday, May 27, 2021,
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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