#PODCAST: International Diabetes Federation stats shows that close to 15% of COVID-19 cases have been severe

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), up to 15% of COVID-19 cases have been severe, with about 5% needing critical care. Specialist physician Dr Adri Kok says when the virus enters the lungs of a person suffering from uncontrolled diabetes or obesity, it sets in motion a chemical reaction resulting in inflammation and forming of clots in their veins or arteries. Dr Kok says this in turn attacks the organs and subsequently causes people with underlying medical conditions to have worse outcomes once infected...