Some of our community members, because of underlying health conditions, fall into the higher-risk category for developing serious coronavirus or COVID-19. In addition, as the illness spreads, so does misinformation.
With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some current facts about COVID-19. We also wanted to share some information for dealing with the effects of COVID-19, like treatment interruptions, financial hardship, and emotional stressors.
Please note that as the situation evolves, information may be changed or updated. This information is not comprehensive. U.S. Pain Foundation is providing this educational overview as a courtesy; it is not medical advice. If you have specific medical questions, please contact your health care provider.
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Calm, but cautious
Being a pain warrior means you are incredibly resilient, and know what it takes to be strong in challenging situations. But because of underlying chronic health conditions, some pain warriors may fall into a high-risk category for developing serious COVID-19.
Out of abundance of caution, we encourage you to:
- Educate yourself with information directly from reliable sources, like government agencies and academic medical centers
- Contact your health care provider if you have concerns or symptoms
- Take extra measures to prevent the spread of disease
Your safety is our utmost concern. It is difficult to know what measures may eventually be considered overreacting—or underreacting. But at this early stage in the situation, which continues to evolve, we believe it is best to err on the side of caution.
For more information on COVID-19, we recommend visiting the following resources: