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What is a 'fauxmorbidity'? Yahoo News Explains

All 50 states have now announced timelines of when they plan to expand COVID vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 years and older. Until then, many states have opened up vaccine eligibility for people with underlying medical conditions. As reported by the New York Times, some Americans are stretching their own medical history to jump the line by taking liberty with their state's list of comorbidities — or medical conditions that put a person at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains how people are skipping the line by claiming a "fauxmorbidity."