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Released: 1-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, limiting social contact is extremely important for people who have underlying health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and any additional chronic lung illness.

Newswise: During COVID-19 Pandemic, Normal Allergy and Asthma Medications Should Be Continued
Released: 26-Mar-2020 5:50 PM EDT
During COVID-19 Pandemic, Normal Allergy and Asthma Medications Should Be Continued
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

There is no data to suggest that continuing allergy and asthma medications will have any effect on increasing your risk of getting the COVID-19 infection, or if you get the infection, lead to a worse outcome.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:25 PM EDT
A Message to Asthma Sufferers About a Shortage of Albuterol Metered Dose Inhalers
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Certain areas of the country are experiencing shortages of albuterol inhalers. There are options for asthma sufferers who can't get an inhaler.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Webinars with patients-survey: 73% with chronic illnesses feel more COVID-19 risk
Health Perspectives Group

As the global pandemic continues and its impact increasingly disrupts daily life in the U.S., a new ongoing survey launched this week reveals specific concerns about the novel coronavirus among people living with chronic illnesses, who feel these conditions make them more susceptible to the virus (73%) and are beginning to turn to each other (58%) and their doctors (36%) for more information.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Chinese case study suggests COVID-19 is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborns
Frontiers

Finally, some good news has emerged about the novel coronavirus that has spread to about 50 countries across the world.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EDT
COVID-19: The immune system can fight back
University of Melbourne

Melbourne researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia's first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, showing the body's ability to fight the virus and recover from the infection.

Newswise: Important Information About COVID-19 for Those with Asthma
Released: 12-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Important Information About COVID-19 for Those with Asthma
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

COVID-19 is causing confusion and anxiety for many, including those with asthma. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology advises staying on your asthma medications to keep asthma under control.

Newswise: Molds damage the lung’s protective barrier to spur future asthma attacks
Released: 12-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Molds damage the lung’s protective barrier to spur future asthma attacks
University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have identified a new way that common Aspergillus molds can induce asthma, by first attacking the protective tissue barrier deep in the lungs.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
The Lancet: First study identifies risk factors associated with death in adults hospitalized with new coronavirus disease in Wuhan
Lancet

Being of an older age, showing signs of sepsis, and having blood clotting issues when admitted to hospital are key risk factors associated with higher risk of death from the new coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a new observational study of 191 patients with confirmed COVID-19 from two hospitals in Wuhan, China, published in The Lancet.


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