What Does It Mean to Be Immunocompromised During COVID-19?

In this current coronavirus pandemic, the WHO and the CDC have identified groups of people who are “at risk” for severe COVID-19 disease: adults older than 60 years old, people of any age with underlying medical conditions, and those who are immunocompromised. But what does it mean to be immunocompromised? And how do folks know if they are? Read more...

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Debunking myths about the new coronavirus outbreak

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to grow and people take precautionary measures to prevent further spread, the World Health Organization is warning of the danger of misinformation. In fact, in February, the WHO described the abundance of information regarding the novel coronavirus as an “infodemic.” Read more...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Warnings on Potential Treatments

You may have heard that a drug called chloroquine (chloroquine phosphate) or a related drug, hydroxychloroquine, might treat coronavirus (COVID-19). This is based on small, preliminary reports on their use. To date, neither form of chloroquine has been approved by drug regulatory authorities for the treatment of COVID-19 (with the exception of Poland where chloroquine phosphate is approved for this use). There are risks associated with these medications and they should not be taken or obtained without a prescription. Read more...

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