Individuals seeking information about COVID-19 are encouraged to speak with their healthcare providers about all of their questions and concerns.
The Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the National Blood Clot Alliance recommends that healthcare professionals and the public familiarize themselves with the useful information about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including tips for reducing the spread of COVID-19. This and other CDC guidance can be viewed here: CDC Website, COVID-19.
In addition, individuals with questions can contact CDC’s general information help desk online or by phone at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific information, you can refer to the following CDC resources:
- Watch for Symptoms
- Prepare your Family
- If you are at Higher Risk
- If you are Sick
- Frequently Asked Questions
You also can obtain important information from your local public health department. You can search for your local health department here: Directory of Local Health Departments.
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) can track global updates relative to COVID-19, using the interactive map created and being maintained by Johns Hopkins University here: Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard. (Reference: Dong E, Du H, Gardner L. An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time. Lancet Infect Dis; published online Feb 19.)
In addition, HCPs can review guidance from the Anticoagulation Forum and the American Society of Hematology here.
Please consult your personal medical team regarding any questions you have about staying healthy and your medical care.
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