People who take medications to control their asthma may be more protected from serious COVID-19 consequences than those who don’t, according to a new study, but it depends on how severe their condition is. Data on more than 61,000 coronavirus patients show that those with “active” asthma ⁠— meaning they visited a doctor within the last 12 months for their condition ⁠— who were taking medications to treat it benefited from a more than 25% lower risk of severe COVID-19, including hospitalization, “intensive respiratory support,” (IRS) and intensive care unit admission, compared to those not taking medications. To read the full story.