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Corona Virus and Thyroid Disease

Corona Virus and Thyroid Disease

I am continuing to receive a large amount of messages asking about whether thyroid patients are at a high risk for coronavirus.

Having just given birth, I unfortunately don’t have the time myself to write a detailed post (I write this quick one at 3am, from my phone, with a baby breastfeeding from me!), so please see some links below with information.

Try to protect your mental health also. Set boundaries on where and how often you consume information about this pandemic.

Thyroid Refresh “What Thyroid Patients Need To Know About COVID19” –

British Thyroid Foundation “Thyroid Disease and Corona Virus” –

WHO “Advice For Public” –

Creaky Joints “Corona Virus Facts for Chronic Illness Patients” –

See also: Should Thyroid Patients Get The COVID Vaccine?

About Author

Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts and at events about the many aspects thyroid disease affects and how to overcome these. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her bestselling books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

1 Comment

  • Mary
    March 22, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Congrats on your adorable baby! I read your post about ear infections & hypothyroidism & wondered if you ever received more information? I am hypothyroid (currently dealing with nausea from new thyroid medicine as my labs & symptoms have been worse.) i also am starting to get an ear infection, which I have from time to time the last several years. I am trying to decide if the current ear infection is bad enough to go to an urgent care, especially given the corona virus situation. Anyhow, wondering if thete is a connection between ear infections & hypothyroidism. Thank you!


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