In this impromptu episode, I'll be sharing information that I've gained regarding the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and its impact on those who have MS.
The Coronavirus is the potentially deadly virus that reportedly surfaced in China in December of 2019 and has now swept the globe in what is now considered pandemic proportions. With this episode, I'm hoping to arm you with information that will quell your fears and help you to safely move forward as we all navigate this hopefully once in a lifetime occurrence. Just like MS, this virus knows no border, so we're ALL impacted. Please listen as I do my best to inform you about what may or may not put someone with MS at higher risk of contracting or fighting off the virus.
-The interview that inspired this episode
-Dr. Aaron Boster of the Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis and actor and MS advocate Damian Washington
-The risks that may or may not be specific to people with MS
-Does MS put you at higher risk for contracting the virus?
-Will someone with MS struggle fighting off the disease
-What symptoms to look for
-The incubation period
-How you can contract the virus
-Where the virus likes to hide
-6 tips on how to avoid contracting the virus
-Who is it high risk?
-The risk for people with MS
-The list of which MS drugs put MSrs at the highest risk
-Injectables, pills and infusions
-Damian and Dr. Boster's Q&A
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Host: Brooke Slick