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'Why Me?': Recovering From COVID-19 With Down Syndrome03:28
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Jonathan Derr, pictured with his mother, Jo Ann Simons, survived COVID-19. Having Down syndrome put Derr at high risk of serious illness. (Courtesy Jo Ann Simons)
Jonathan Derr, pictured with his mother, Jo Ann Simons, survived COVID-19. Having Down syndrome put Derr at high risk of serious illness. (Courtesy Jo Ann Simons)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of COVID-19 risk factors has recently included Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome, many of whom are now among the early vaccine recipients, are prone to serious illness or even death if they get COVID-19.

WBUR's Callum Borchers introduces us to one of them.

This segment aired on March 10, 2021.

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