In this “Ask Dr. Durie” video, IMF Chairperson of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Brian G.M. Durie answers the question, “What is the status of COVID-19?” He discusses the changing status of COVID-19 in the U.S., including decreasing infection rates and how this applies to myeloma patients.
The video covers the latest guidelines and safety measures recommended by healthcare professionals to protect myeloma patients from COVID-19. As individuals with weakened immune systems are at higher risk, understanding preventive measures, such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and proper hygiene, can help reduce the risk of infection.
Furthermore, the IMF video highlights the resources available to support the myeloma community during the ongoing pandemic. From telemedicine options for remote consultations to virtual support groups for emotional assistance, these resources aim to ensure that patients receive the care and support they need, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
The update also addresses the potential impact of COVID-19 on myeloma treatments and medical appointments. The IMF provides guidance on how patients can communicate with their healthcare providers to navigate changes in treatment plans or explore telehealth options, ensuring continuity of care while minimizing exposure to the virus.
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, the IMF video encourages individuals to stay vigilant and up-to-date with the latest information from reputable sources. Being informed empowers patients and caregivers to take necessary precautions, make informed decisions, and seek appropriate support when needed.
Watch the video to learn about the status of COVID-19 in the myeloma community. By staying informed about the latest guidelines, safety measures, and available support, individuals can protect themselves and their loved ones while managing myeloma during the pandemic. Prioritizing safety, staying connected with healthcare providers, and accessing virtual resources are key elements in navigating these unprecedented times. Stay informed, stay safe, and stay strong together in the fight against myeloma and COVID-19.