The following information is a collection of articles, frequently asked questions and interviews with international MPN specialist haematologists and immunologists about COVID-19.
How to manage the risk of contracting COVID-19 – health information for everyone as we emerge from lockdown:
We would like to draw your attention to an article from the US endorsed by the ABC’s Health Report’s Dr Norman Swan.
The risks – know them – avoid them – Professor Erin Bromage, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, US
MPN specific information
Clinical characteristics and risk factors associated with COVID-19 severity in patients with haematological malignancies in Italy: a retrospective, multicentre, cohort study – The Lancet Haematology, 13 August 2020
COVID-19 and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Frequently Asked Questions – American Society of Hematology
COVID-19 Outbreak: Advice for Patients with MPNs– courtesy of MPN Voice, UK, 30 March 2020
MPNs and Coronavirus: Expert Advice for Patients – Patient Power video and transcript, 24 March 2020
Coronavirus and MPN Internet Myths -Patient Power video and transcript, 13 April 2020
Ruben Mesa short video on MPNs and COVID-19 – courtesy of the MPN Advocacy & Education International
MPN Frequently Asked Questions – with Robyn Scherber – courtesy of the MPN Research Foundation.
More general COVID-19 information
New Clinical Guidelines on COVID-19 Published for Haematology and Oncology – Medical Journal of Australia
Information Sheet for Cancer Patients, Families and Carers on COVID-19 – companion resource to above guidelines
Cancer and COVID-19 – Cancer Council of Australia
Blood Cancer and COVID-19 – Leukaemia Foundation
COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: Models of Care – how telehealth and other models of care can balance health service delivery during a pandemic
COVID-19 information in graphics, including translations – NSW government
Translated COVID-19 information – Victorian government
Peter Mac and COVID-19 – this contains a range of links.
CORONACAST podcast – the ABC’s Dr Norman Swan
Keeping well with an MPN
In these uncertain times it’s even more important to look after our health when we have an MPN.
Our website has several pages dedicated to helping you to keep well with an MPN. They include:
- Accredited Practising Dietitian Nathalie Cook’s advice for MPN patients on looking after cardio-vascular health as well as the value of maintaining muscle strength.
- a meditation from Asher Packman.