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Researchers look at why schizophrenia is risk factor for dying of COVID-19

Having schizophrenia has emerged as the second biggest risk factor for dying from COVID-19, after advanced age. This finding could help drive new research about mental illness and the immune system.

April Dembosky at KQED in San Francisco explains.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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