The Health 202: Age or illness makes one-quarter of Americans more vulnerable to coronavirus complications

The coronavirus is now striking in geographic areas where more Americans are older or have underlying health problems, making them extra vulnerable to complications from covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.

The novel coronavirus first took root on the West and East coasts, where Americans are disproportionately younger and healthier than the general population. Now cases are spiking in Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) only yesterday ordered a statewide lockdown, even though 1 in 5 Florida residents are 65 years or older.

The Washington Post