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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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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.