Check out this informative interview with leading research rheumatologist, Dr. Timothy Niewold, on lupus and COVID-19, healthy lifestyle to help protect lupus patients, and hydroxychloroquine:
For more videos with Dr. Niewold, including information about diet, exercise and medication, please visit our YOUTUBE CHANNEL (CLICK HERE)
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.
Our Flagship Event is the Lupus Spiel. What Is It?
The LRF has the right to refuse entry to any person(s) for any event for any reason based on their sole discretion.
The Lupus Spiel was a blast – a weekend filled with crazy, fun curling to raise money for a great cause. I highly recommend it!
Awesome experience. A well organized and fun event. The Lupus Spiel is a MUST on any curler’s bonspiel to-do list.
I have been going to the Lupus Spiel for several years now and it’s always a great time for all the curlers! I have made so many friends over the years – not only my teammates, but the other participants as well. And of course I love seeing how much money we can raise for a great cause!