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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients younger, healthier than flu patients
A study yesterday found that US patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are more likely to be male, younger, and have fewer comorbidities and lower medication use than hospitalized flu patients.
Previous studies of clinical characteristics of COVID-19 hospitalized patients identified higher rates of male patients with varying frequencies of comorbidities, but the prevalence of specific comorbidities and prior medication use among …

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