The following information is a collection of articles, frequently asked questions and interviews with international MPN specialist haematologists and immunologists about COVID-19.
Non COVID-19 related MPN guidelines and articles, including latest information from ASH are available HERE.
How to manage the risk of contracting COVID-19 – health information for everyone
The risks – know them – avoid them – Professor Erin Bromage, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, US
An article from the US endorsed by the ABC’s Health Report’s Dr Norman Swan.
MPN specific information
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for MPN patients? – Dec 2020 transcript of interview with MPN expert Dr Ruben Mesa, Courtesy of Patient Power
This transcript is wide-ranging, covering the main MPN findings from ASH 2020, including advice on the vaccine.
COVID-19 and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Frequently Asked Questions – American Society of Hematology
High mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms after abrupt withdrawal of ruxolitinib,
2021, Nature Public Health Emergency Collection
What do we know about the outcome of concomitant MPN and COVID-19? – Dec 2020 podcast with US and Italian MPN experts, courtesy of MPN Hub
Ruben Mesa short video on MPNs and COVID-19 – courtesy of the MPN Advocacy & Education International
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 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.