Hi again everyone 👋 In this video, MS Reporter Dom and Dr Ruth Dobson met up virtually to talk about all things relapses and #COVID19 testing 🦠 Ruth talks us through how COVID-19 infection may impact the instance or severity of relapses, and how those relapses can be managed by MS teams during the pandemic. She also breaks down the current testing available and in development for the virus, as well as what testing might look like in the very near future. Finally, Dr Dobson shares her thoughts on whether or not certain immunosuppressive DMTs may have beneficial effects on the body’s immune response to late-stage COVID-19 infection.
If you enjoyed the video, you may find these links helpful:
🔹 The Shift.ms Coronavirus page is one-stop shop for info about Coronavirus, including links to resources, expert websites and conversations on our forum 👉
🔹 The ClinicSpeak site with apps for self-monitoring: calculate, track and understand your MS disease status during the pandemic 👉 https://edss.clinicspeak.com/en/#!/we…
🔹 A booklet from the MS Trust with advice and helpful hints for self-management of your MS 👉 https://support.mstrust.org.uk/file/m…
🔹 The MSSelfie microsite hosts Q&As specifically for people with MS. Add your question here 👉 http://tiny.cc/vf0xlz
🔹 MS Reporter Dominic’s blog on Shift.ms – An “MSers guide” to share the facts and dispel myth and worry here 👉 https://bit.ly/3cPxHPn
🔹 MS Society – Statement from MS Society medical advisors giving helpful, practical advice on COVID-19 Coronavirus, kept under continual review here 👉 http://tiny.cc/ek0xlz
🔹 MS Trust – Great advice for MSers on what the virus is, risk and prevention here 👉 http://tiny.cc/nl0xlz
🔹 NHS website – for clear information on symptoms, transmission and what to do if you think you might have Coronavirus here 👉 https://bit.ly/2TMdu5M
🔹 Guidance from the Association of British Neurologists on the use of DMTs during Coronavirus epidemic (info for healthcare professionals and MSers) here 👉 https://bit.ly/38Lssx5
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