Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard

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“Once exposed, homeless people may have mortality risk due to other health conditions they may already have, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and increased age. Many people living on the street already have diminished health, have higher rates of chronic illnesses or have compromised immune systems, all of which are risk factors for developing a more serious manifestation of the coronavirus infection. Those who suffer from mental illness may have difficulty recognizing and responding to the threat of infection.”

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