World tally crosses 4 million
The World Health Organisation rejected ‘findings’ of some scientific publications that smokers were at lower risk of being affected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “We know COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and smoking affects lungs. Smokers may develop more severe disease. They are also at higher risks of availing intensive care unit facility and death,” WHO technical lead Maria Van Kherkhove told journalist May 8, 2020.
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