Published online May 25, 2021. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v10.i3.97
Peer-review started: March 9, 2021
First decision: April 6, 2021
Revised: April 8, 2021
Accepted: April 26, 2021
Article in press: April 26, 2021
Published online: May 25, 2021
Core Tip: Patients with lymphoid malignancies who have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severely enough to require hospital assessment have an approximately one-third chance of dying from the infection, representing a slightly greater than 2-fold increased risk compared to the general population. Despite initial concerns, treatment for lymphoma is not associated with increased risk for poor outcome. Current evidence for the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with lymphoid malignancies is extremely limited, so it will be crucial to conduct studies to address this issue over the coming months.