As allergy/immunology specialists know, it is important for those with allergies and asthma to take good care of themselves always – with or without a pandemic. We are still learning about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, which is why allergists can help keep their patients updated with accurate medical information about COVID-19 and allergic diseases.
Symptoms of allergies and COVID-19 can be similar, and they can easily be confused. Allergists can help identify the differences. They also can help explain the ways that controlling allergies could better defend against COVID-19. With those who have COVID-19 infection, allergists can reassess allergy and asthma care, if regular care needs to change.
The World Allergy Organization presented this webinar to an international audience on 2 July 2020, during World Allergy Week.
Welcome to World Allergy Week
MOTOHIRO EBISAWA, MD, PhD
Clinical Research Center for Allergy and Rheumatology
Sagamihara National Hospital
President, World Allergy Organization
International Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Allergic Diseases
GARY WK WONG, MD
Department of Paediatrics
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Psychological Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Allergy Patients
SANDRA NORA GONZÁLEZ DÍAZ, MD, PHD
Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL)
Faculty of Medicine
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Effect of COVID-19 on Treatment of the Allergic Patient
BRYAN E. MARTIN, DO
Division of Allergy and Immunology
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio, USA
How Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect our Allergy Patients?
MÁRIO MORAIS ALMEIDA, MD
CUF Descobertas Hospital
Pediatric Issues Related to COVID-19 and Allergy
ELHAM HOSSNY, MD, PHD
Department of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Ain Shams University
Question and Answer Session
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Important Notes: The information presented in this webinar was current as of 2 July 2020. We continue to learn about the virus and how it affects people with allergic diseases. Please stay updated from national, state, and local health authorities including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.