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COVID-19 and Psoriasis Essential Updates

Updated on December 14, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MyPsoriasisTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with psoriasis. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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Psoriasis and the COVID-19 Vaccine: What We Know

MyPsoriasisTeam, December 14, 2020

On Friday, December 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the first vaccine for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Several other vaccine candidates are currently being developed and tested, and multiple vaccines may become available in the weeks and months ahead. MyPsoriasisTeam will reach out to specialists in the days to come to find out what this means for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis — collectively known as psoriatic disease.

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Psoriasis and COVID-19: Are You at a Greater Risk?

MyPsoriasisTeam, April 3, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Right now, additional risks to people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis are not clear or proven.
  • Physicians are concerned about people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis coming off of their medications and experiencing a bad flare-up.
  • Take precautions in advance of any upcoming appointments, including monitoring your own health, considering how you will physically get to your appointment (your own car or public transportation), and practicing social distancing by leaving space between yourself and other people at a clinic.

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Psoriasis and COVID-19: Are You at a Greater Risk?

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MyPsoriasisTeam, 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.

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Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Psoriasis

Other COVID-19 Resources

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Articles are useless, we should be concidered in 2nd wave of shots, due to biologics but were not. At this point can't even register for shot,1st… read more

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