Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus such as COVID-19 is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
While we are still learning about COVID-19, we do know that those with chronic conditions and those that are immune compromised are at increased risk of developing COVID-19. It is also believed that for the at risk population, the virus presents with more severe symptoms. COVID-9 is rapidly evolving and we want to encourage everyone to be proactive and practice the following:
* Practice social distancing.
Remember those with chronic kidney disease, those on dialysis, and transplant recipients are part of the vulnerable population when it comes to COVID-19. It is also thought that those that have recovered from the virus may face kidney consequences down the road! Even though all parts of our state have or are close to reopening, the virus is still around and is still being contracted. New York has done a great job in slowing down COVID-19 and we can’t let our progress go backwards! Please follow safety guidelines and protect your health, as well as that of others!