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This Pfizer Scientist Helped Develop the COVID-19 Vaccine: Here’s What She Wants Others to Know About It

This Pfizer Scientist Helped Develop the COVID-19 Vaccine: Here’s What She Wants Others to Know About It

Apr 01// Coronavirus COVID-19

“Black women in science do exist, and I hope to inspire many more to follow this path because representation matters,” says Darryl Melissa Charles. “We try our best to help keep our communities informed and lead by example, especially when it is so easy for misinformation to spread.”

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50+ People Share What It’s Like to Have an Arthritis Flare During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 12// arthritis Coronavirus

‘My whole body is screaming in pain.’ ‘I can’t bend my fingers because my knuckles are so swollen.’ ‘I feel exactly like the Tin Man.’ ‘I was in tears today after walking the dog.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. When we recently asked CreakyJoints […]

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This Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Helped Deliver 384 Cloth Masks (and Counting) to Health Care Workers

Apr 08// Coronavirus Support

‘Compared to what other people are giving up for us, this is nothing. It’s my little piece of what I can do to help.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Ranay Collins has rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that, combined with the immunosuppressing biologic medication […]

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Hearing These 20+ Rheumatology Patients Share How They’ve Lost Access to Hydroxychloroquine Is Heartbreaking and Frustrating

Apr 06// Coronavirus Lupus Rheumatoid Arthritis

Because of nationwide shortages of hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), rheumatology patients are suffering — and some are even scared for their lives. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. The medication hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) has antiviral properties that have helped make it useful in treating malaria and stopping inflammation […]

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There Is No Study Proving That ‘Lupus Patients Don’t Get Coronavirus’ Because They Take Hydroxychloroquine

Apr 05// Coronavirus Lupus

Rumors are circulating about a study that shows people with lupus don’t get COVID-19, but emerging data says otherwise. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. You may have seen recent headlines suggesting that people with lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects about 1.5 million Americans, […]

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Should You Wear a Face Mask in Public? What Chronic Illness Patients Need to Know

Apr 03// Coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone wear non-medical grade face masks to help reduce coronavirus transmission. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. This article has been updated to reflect new information as of April 3, 2020. Face masks — […]

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78% of U.S. Coronavirus Patients in the ICU Have At Least One Underlying Health Condition That Makes Them #HighRiskCovid19, says CDC Data

Apr 01// Coronavirus

‘These preliminary findings suggest that in the United States, persons with underlying health conditions or other recognized risk factors for severe outcomes from respiratory infections appear to be at a higher risk for severe disease from COVID-19 than are persons without these conditions.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness […]

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Denying Prescriptions for Hydroxychloroquine Can Be Life-Threatening for Lupus Patients: Multiple Rheumatologists Weigh In

Mar 26// Coronavirus

‘Restricting lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other rheumatology patients from accessing hydroxychloroquine is wrong.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. After a BuzzFeed News story went viral about a lupus patient who could not get her prescription for hydroxychloroquine filled by her doctor, who is part […]

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Infographic: Coronavirus Survey Reveals A LOT About What High-Risk, Immunocompromised Patients Are Thinking Right Now

Mar 25// Coronavirus Research

Here’s what 350+ high-risk patients are thinking, feeling, and doing to manage their health during this unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. We at the Global Healthy Living Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission focuses on education, support, advocacy, and […]

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The 75+ Things Making #HighRiskCovid19 Patients Anxious Right Now, According to Our Survey

Mar 25// Coronavirus

Members of the Global Healthy Living Foundation and CreakyJoints patient communities have a lot on their mind right now, including many life-or-death fears over their COVID-19 risk and overall health. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. More than half (51 percent) of respondents to […]

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