COVID-19 Information & Resources
Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments
How to Protect Yourself and Your Family From Coronavirus Fraud
The FDA advises consumers to be cautious of websites and stores selling products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19.
Here are some tips to identify false or misleading claims.
- Be suspicious of products that claim to treat a wide range of diseases.
- Personal testimonials are no substitute for scientific evidence.
- Few diseases or conditions can be treated quickly, so be suspicious of any therapy claimed as a “quick fix.”
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- “Miracle cures,” which claim scientific breakthroughs or contain secret ingredients, are likely a hoax.
Click here for more information on fraudulent coronavirus tests, vaccines, and treatments.
The following is re-printed from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 website. The US COPD Coalition encourages you to check the CDC website frequently for the latest up-to-date information.
Click on this link for COVID-19 symptoms and “self-check” guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care: Coronavirus Symptoms and Self-Checker
CDC updates list of medical conditions that are at higher risk for severe illness with COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the list of certain medical conditions that put people at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 to include additional disabilities, primary immunodeficiency, and physical inactivity.
CDC determines the level of risk of severe COVID-19 based on available information, such as published reports, scientific articles, and data from rigorous CDC-led investigations.
This list may not include every underlying medical condition that might increase a person’s risk for getting very sick from COVID-19. This list will be updated as CDC learns more about other medical conditions.
A person with a condition that is not listed may still be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 and should talk with their healthcare professional about how best to manage their condition and protect themself from COVID-19.
Click on the button below to learn more.