COVID-19 related articles
T21RS investigators found that adults with Down syndrome were roughly three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general population. This increased risk was especially apparent after the fifth decade of life: A 40-year-old with Down syndrome had a similar risk of dying from COVID-19 as someone 30 years older in the general population. However, as in the general population, the risk of death in younger people and children with Down syndrome was considerably lower than in older adults. This findings support the need to prioritize vaccination for those with the genetic disorder.