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Almost everyone, including the residents of Dallas, knows the familiar warning that people with certain health conditions are at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract Covid-19. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there is strong evidence certain problems put people in danger but there is mixed evidence for others.

Read the article below from The Dallas Morning News to learn more about this.

While older adults are also at high risk for serious illness, people of any age with certain health conditions may be especially vulnerable from Covid-19, health experts say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps an evolving list of nearly two dozen health conditions ranked by the strength of scientific evidence available to support that they put a person at risk of serious illness if they get Covid-19. Here’s what you need to know.

Conditions with the strongest evidence for Covid-19

Eleven health conditions are listed under the CDC’s strongest and most consistent evidence category, meaning consistent evidence from multiple small studies, or an association from one large study supports the conclusion that they put people at high risk.

Cancer: Cancer itself, as well as cancer treatments, affect the body’s immune response. Some types of cancer affect the immune system blood cells, and treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy can cause short-term damage to the immune system, according to the American Cancer Society.

People with cancer may also be poorly nourished due to the type of cancer they have or their cancer treatments, which can also weaken the body’s immune response.

In Dallas County, 7% of hospitalized patients through Nov. 20 have had cancer, according to data collected by the county.

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Notwithstanding the new norm created by this Covid-19 pandemic, it is not a hidden secret that the nursing community is also facing some long-understood truths, that is nurses are underpaid, undervalued, and sometimes treated as expendable. But this doesn’t remove the nurse’s will to help treat their patients the best they can.

However, because of the exhaustion, this pandemic is giving to the nursing community, some nurses may accidentally fail to do their work nicely. Because of this, they may face a disciplinary hearing by the Texas Board of Nursing.

If you are a Nurse in Dallas who is currently facing any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Dallas nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.