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Lupus Foundation of America





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{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"How does the coronavirus affect people living with lupus?"},{"insert":"\nIf you have lupus, you’re at higher risk for infections like the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Some people with lupus may also be at risk for more serious complications from catching the coronavirus.\n\nYour local health department is the best source of risk information for your area. The situation is changing rapidly. As soon as we are aware of a change in recommendations we will update our information.\n\nThe threat the infection poses for people with lupus is higher than the general population. We urge you to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to protect your health and lower your risk for infection.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"What Are We Doing?"},{"insert":"\nLupus Foundation of America Urges Manufacturers of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine to Ensure Supply to Treat Lupus\n\nThe Lupus Foundation of America is working with medical professionals to actively pursue all avenues to ensure people with lupus have access to the medications and medical care they need, including hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and chloroquine. These drugs are commonly used in the treatment of lupus and are currently under investigation as potential treatments for coronavirus (COVID-19). We support efforts to fast track study of these drugs for COVID-19, but at the same time urge all stakeholders – patients, health care providers, industry, and government — to work together so that those with lupus and other conditions who rely on these drugs continue to have access to them while their potential use in COVID-19 is studied.\n\nFor many people with lupus there are no alternatives to these medications. For them, hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine are the only methods of preventing inflammation and disease activity that can lead to pain, disability, organ damage, and other serious illness. An increase in lupus-related disease activity not only significantly impairs the health and quality of life of people with lupus but will also place further strain on health care providers and systems in a time of crisis. Full details "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.lupus.org/news/lupus-foundation-statement-manufacturers-hydroxychloroquine-chloroquine"},"insert":"here"},{"insert":".\n\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Read more here: "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.lupus.org/resources/coronavirus-and-lupus"},"insert":"https://www.lupus.org/resources/coronavirus-and-lupus"},{"insert":" \n\nIf you'd like to make a donation in BTC or LTC please visit our page here: "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://support.lupus.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=blockchain_survey"},"insert":"https://support.lupus.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=blockchain_survey"},{"insert":" \n\nNote: We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Cryptocurrency contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Read more on the topic "},{"attributes":{"color":"#3e00ff","link":"https://blog.cointracking.info/cryptocurrency-charity-tax-deduction/"},"insert":"here"},{"insert":".\n"}]}

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