Elderly people with pre-existing conditions and who are overweight are considered to be the group most at risk of developing severe or even life-threatening cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus. In most cases, however, this severe progression is not apparent from the outset, but only after over a week. Scientists at the Essen University Hospital, Germany, and also from Wuhan have now discovered that early on, there is already an indication of the course of the disease. Due to a specific biomarker in the blood.
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