• Question: Is the corona virus linked to asthma?

    Asked by asingh to Sarah on 11 Mar 2020.
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      Sarah Brown answered on 11 Mar 2020:

      Hi! It is a good thought, since they both affect the respiratory system. COVID-19, however, is a virus and asthma is long term lung disease so they aren’t linked as such, but do result in similar symptoms including breathlessness. While there is no link in their causes, if someone has asthma and gets coronavirus it could make their asthma symptoms worse. Here is the advice that AsthmaUK give for people that are worried about this: https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/news/Coronavirus/