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Psoriasis patients more susceptible to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, researchers have been able to study individual groups of patients with pre-existing medical conditions – including psoriasis.  One especially important question, is whether patients diagnosed with psoriasis, could be more at risk of infection with COVID-19?  

In a recent (virtual) meeting of the American…

COVID-19 updated guidance on shielding

Clinically extremely vulnerable groups

With the changing COVID-19 restrictions, you may like to know what the definition of clinically extremely vulnerable groups are

People who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. There are 2 ways you may be identified as clinically extremely…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

As the daily news appears to report the rise of positive cases and testing, you may like to read the official statistics from the Government website 

The website includes the numbers of cases, deaths and tests. The site also includes graphs and cumulative data. There is also a breakdown for all four UK nations (England, Scotland, Wales and…

Shielding after lockdown is eased

Extract from The BMJ Opinion by Helen Iliff and Ilora Finlay
How can “shielding” be safely lowered as lockdown is eased? 

Those who have been self-shielding or on the NHS shielding list fear their support will vanish, leaving them at heightened risk for a second peak.

The threat to those most clinically vulnerable was communicated from the…

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