US COPD Coalition

News & Events

Jan
4

Isolation and Quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has updated isolation and quarantine recommendations for the public. These recommendations do not apply to healthcare personnel and do not supersede state, local, tribal, of territorial laws, rules, and regulations. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for … Read more

Jan
3

Is It Flu, COVID-19, Allergies, or a Cold?

The following article is reprinted from the January 2022 issue of the National Institutes of Health’s NIH News In Health. Feeling sick can be especially concerning these days. Could your sniffles be caused by COVID-19? Or the flu? A cold? Or maybe allergies? Determining the cause of an illness can be tricky because many share … Read more

Dec
20

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

The following is re-printed from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 website.  Emergence of Omicron On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa. … Read more

Dec
15

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Everyone Ages 16 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot The following information is re-printed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. IF YOU RECEIVEDPfizer-BioNTech or Moderna You should get a booster if you are: Adult ages 18 years and older You may get a booster if you are: Teens 16-17 years old (Pfizer only) When to … Read more

Nov
15

COPD and the Workplace: Know Your Risks and Take Action

Among the millions of Americans with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, most can point to smoking as the main reason they got the disease. Yet in about 15% of cases, people get COPD – which makes it hard to breathe and gets worse over time – after being regularly exposed to certain dusts, gases, … Read more

Nov
12

TED KOPPEL AND LYLE LOVETT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS RODNEY CROWELL AND STEVE EARLE

In conversation and song for COPD Awareness Month Ted Koppel is a passionate advocate for COPD awareness. Join Ted and legendary musicians Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Earle for an evening of conversation and song in honor of COPD Awareness Month, presented by COPDSOS.org and the Dorney-Koppel Foundation. The event will also feature Grace … Read more

Nov
12

US COPD Coalition Responds to Philip Morris International’s Acquisition of Inhaler Manufacturer

The U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) has released a “Statement of Principles” pertaining to the recent acquisition by cigarette maker Phillip Morris International of Vectura Group plc, a British company that manufactures inhalers for pharmaceutical manufacturers. The statement of principles was approved by the USCC Board of Directors at their recent meeting. “I think it’s common … Read more

Nov
8

Live with John and Mike: Oxygen on the Move!

The COPD Foundation’s Oxygen360 returns live to celebrate COPD Awareness Month on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. EST. For this episode, co-hosts Mike Hess, MPH, RRT, RPFT, Senior Director of Public Outreach and Education at the COPD Foundation and Patient Advocate John Linnell will be speaking with home oxygen expert Ryan Diesem, RRT, RRT-NPS. … Read more

Nov
2

COPD-SOS: National Campaign Seeks to Raise Awareness of COPD and Sound the Alarm on the Urgent Need for Early Diagnosis

Before COVID-19, 150,000 Americans were dying of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every year, and the pandemic has only worsened this crisis. An estimated 30 million Americans have COPD, and almost half – 12-15 million – do not know they have it. As the nation focuses on getting as many Americans as possible vaccinated against … Read more