Opinion: Why is the CDC missing in action on severe mental illnesses?

In October, the CDC updated its list of medical conditions that contribute to worse outcomes with Covid-19 infection. It’s an essential list, used for prioritizing testing, treatment, and vaccination. For the first time it includes “certain mental health conditions.”

Specifically, according to the CDC, “having mood disorders, including depression, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders can make you more likely to get severely ill from Covid-19.”

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