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COVID-19 and COPD Essential Updates

Posted on April 29, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MyCOPDTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with COPD. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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COPD Flares vs. COVID-19 Symptoms: Knowing the Difference

MyCOPDTeam, March 20, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • According to the COPD Foundation, it may be difficult to tell whether symptoms are from normal COPD exacerbation or COVID-19.
  • Fever is a common symptom of COVID-19, but most people with COPD do not experience fever as a symptom of a flare-up.
  • Medicare is now covering telehealth services to treat COVID-19.

What MyCOPDTeam Members Are Saying

“Stressing about COVID-19.”

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COPD Flares vs. COVID-19 Symptoms: Knowing the Difference

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MyCOPDTeam, March 20, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Remind loved ones of the seriousness of your situation. According to research in China, people who had one additional disease had a 79 percent higher risk of requiring intensive care, needing a respirator, or dying as a result of COVID-19.
  • If there are others in your circle who take the threat seriously, ask them to talk to your loved one on your behalf.
  • Suggest ways to stay socially connected from a safe distance.

What MyCOPDTeam Members Are Saying

"Don't let the fear and anxiety of COVID-19 get the best of you."

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Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With COPD

Other COVID-19 Resources

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