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COVID-19 and COPD Essential Updates

Updated on November 20, 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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How To Have a Safe Holiday With COPD During COVID-19

MyCOPDTeam, November 20, 2020

The 2020 fall and winter holiday season will be different than any in our lifetimes. While chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have complicated holiday celebrations in the past, COVID-19 introduces a brand new set of limitations.

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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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