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:
Also from LFA: there is currently no evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is effective in preventing a person from contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Trials investigating its preventative nature against COVID-19 will begin soon:
From rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold: “The best advice is to do a good job with social distancing and hand washing, and apply the measures that have been recommended for the elderly and honestly that the general population should be following as well.”
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