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COVID-19 and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Essential Updates

Posted on December 14, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MyMSTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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MS and the COVID-19 Vaccine: What We Know

MyMSTeam, 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. MyMSTeam will reach out to specialists in the days to come to find out what this means for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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MS Treatments and COVID-19: What to Discuss With Your Neurologist

MyMSTeam, August 4, 2020

  • According to Dr. Aaron Boster of the The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis, people with MS are not at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. It is important to practice social distancing and frequent hand-washing, and to wear a mask in public.
  • Some MS treatments may suppress the immune system and put people at risk for a more serious infection, if they contract COVID-19. Talk with your doctor about the best course of treatment for you.
  • It is crucial to stay in communication with your neurologist during this time. Be sure to contact your doctor before starting or stopping any new treatments, if you experience an MS flare-up or a treatment delay, and if you test positive for COVID-19.

What MyMSTeam Members Are Saying

"Anyone had COVID-19?"

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MS Treatments and COVID-19: What to Discuss With Your Neurologist

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MyMSTeam, 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.

What MyMSTeam Members Are Saying

"Interesting being secluded from humanity, but we'll get through it. I'm really enjoying time to hang out with my granddaughter."

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Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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