Important Information about COVID-19 and lupus:
From Lupus Foundation of America: people with lupus are at higher risk for infections like COVID-19. Some people with lupus may also be at risk for more serious complications from catching it:
Studies have shown that there is no evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is effective in preventing a person from contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Lupus Research Foundation follows guidelines given by the CDC, leading experts, and rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold including wearing masks or face shields, maintaining social distance, and washing hands. We apply strategies typically recommended for protecting the elderly.
What is the Lupus Research Foundation?
The LRF is a new, progressive, energetic organization focused on finding a cure within 7 years. We are patient-run, and, through the Lupus Spiel, enjoy a world-wide reputation for raising awareness and having fun while doing it. Join us in the fight against lupus, and help find a cure.
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