Vaccinated and Boosted 67-year old man with Down syndrome dies from COVID-19 during Omicron Wave

A 67-year-old fully vaccinated and boosted man with Down syndrome (DS) died early February 2022 after he contracted COVID-19. The man spent 12 says in the hospital and an intensive care unit due to his underlying health conditions but was brought home and was cared by his family for the last 6 days preceding his death. The man suffered a stroke 17 years ago. 

Individuals with Down syndrome are presumed to be at high risk of severe CoVID-19, due to immune dysregulation and often compromised cardiopulmonary function. DS is caused by the presence of full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21 (HSA21).


The Austin American-Statesman, the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas:

Also reported by the International Business Times, the leading provider of business news and financial news from the US and around the world.


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