Coronavirus (COVID-19) - information and precautions
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I thought I would open this discussion as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a constant topic in the news and the health community. It's also an important topic for us here, because those with chronic health conditions and/or those who are immunocompromised may be at a higher risk of infection.
As you know, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which cause illnesses ranging from the common cold (some seasonal viruses are Coronaviruses) to more severe illnesses such as MERS or SARS. The virus identified in January 2020 in China is a new Coronavirus. The disease caused by this Coronavirus has been named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.
For more information about the virus and how to protect yourself, please visit either of these reliable and up-to-date sources:
If you feel like you at are a higher risk or may have contracted the virus, please consult the CDC's guidelines on what to do:
Are you worried about the Coronavirus? Are you taking any particular steps to take care of yourself or your loved ones? Do you have any advice or opinions to share?
Feel free to share your questions, comments and concerns below.
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I have had terrible panic and anxiety attacks about all of this especially when it comes to finances. Is there anyone out there who has been prescribed a good long acting anti-anxiety that works for them? I am going to be calling my psychs office tomorrow Thanks Leah!
@Janjeanm HI, from what I'm have learned so far is to take off your shoes before entering the house, leave them outside if possible. Take a shower right away and change into clean clothes. Sanitize whatever has been touched in the process. Keep washing your hands and sanitizing.
I hope this helps.
Hello I am not working anymore. I am home with my wife and two kids. I believe it is necessary to stay home and socially distance yourself to not catch the Coronavirus.
@leahstanek I wish I had medication that helps with my anxiety , I think I've literally lost my mind ever since this started I am so close to just being done
Hi Marie116...I hear you and understand. It is so hard to live alone. I miss chatting to people and hugs! My psych wants to do bloodwork when this is all over and fine tune my meds. Take Care!!!
Hi leahstanek , Thank you & you also take care
I am in 3 risk groups 70 with COPD and high blood pressure I have completed my final arrangements I know if I get it I am dead I am considerd essential so I am working in Wallmart whith thousands going through daily.
I've been social distancing since the second week of March. Because I'm on an immuno suppressent, Ocrevus. I have learned that it doesn't hit the immune system as hard as the other ones because it's selective to just the B cells in my immune system but I'm still taking precaution. The people in my apartment are taking chances and not wearing masks or face covering.thank goodness I live in a town that doesn't have Thank goodness I live in a town that doesn't have a lot of people in it so we are a little safer.
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Hello! I also take Ocrevus. I have no complaints so far. I wanted to tell you that I also take Vitamin D 3 pills as well. Talk to your neurologist about would taking Vitamin D pills help you. Please stay safe!!!
@leahstanek Hello. I wanted to tell you what my wife and I do. As soon as someone comes home that person must take off the shirts, jackets and pants right away. Next we go to the bathroom and wash our hands for about 20 seconds. I feel by doing this it is very helpful to everyone.
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