The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has issued an update of the CDC’s latest findings concerning COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Below is an overview of the PFF’s guidelines released on March 10, 2020.
People living with pulmonary fibrosis and other lung diseases are more vulnerable to severe illness if infected by COVID-19. The CDC provides specific guidelines for those considered higher risk; for example, avoiding unnecessary travel (particularly cruise ships); staying home as much as possible if the virus is spreading locally; stocking up on medicines, medical supplies, food, and other household items in the event of extended home confinement; and knowing how to take of yourself at home if you get sick and are not hospitalized.
While symptoms can be treated, there is still no vaccine or cure for COVID-19. A partnership between the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and a host of other scientists is actively working to develop a vaccine to stem the tide of this disease.
The PFF is closely monitoring this fluid situation. For more details, read the full news release.
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