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Thread #167504 Message #4103472
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Apr-21 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Gum disease linked to severe COVID-19 outcomes
The start of the story:
One of the more perplexing things about COVID-19 is its wide range of outcomes in people who get the disease. A new study from researchers at McGill University in Toronto, Canada, finds a link between gums with inflammation and infection and COVID-19 complications and deaths.
The study finds that people with periodontitis are 8.8 times more likely to die of COVID-19.
In addition, such individuals are 3.5 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 4.5 times more likely to require a ventilator.