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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” – https://www.thyroidrefresh.com/what-thyroid-patients-need-to-know-about-covid-19/
British Thyroid Foundation “Thyroid Disease and Corona Virus” – https://www.btf-thyroid.org/news/thyroid-disease-and-coronavirus-covid-19
WHO “Advice For Public” – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Creaky Joints “Corona Virus Facts for Chronic Illness Patients” – https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/coronavirus-facts-for-chronic-illness-patients/
Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, blogger, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. She has two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, blogging and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a board member for The American College of Thyroidology. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication. Rachel is British, but advocates for thyroid patients on a global scale.