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The PAPAA Forum: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update to COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others. The latest advice from the UK Government says:

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • You must wear a face covering in shops and on all public transport (check local differences)
  • Get tested and self-isolate, if required
Lung disease and psoriasis

Introduction

One of the significant symptoms of Covid-19 is a persistent cough and, in severe cases, shortness of breath.  Whilst this is not the place to discuss the specific features or details of coronavirus infection, it’s a useful moment to review the various lung conditions associated with psoriasis and whether any of the current systemic…

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…

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