COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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In this document Boehringer Ingelheim has compiled and summarized some general information about COVID-19 as a service. With respect to linked information from third parties, we have selected the sources carefully for credibility but cannot make any representations and/or warranties with regard to their accuracy or the completeness of the provided and/or selected information. This document/information shall only serve for your background information and cannot replace consultation through a physician. Please make sure that you discuss any questions and/or concerns with regard to your disease with your physician. Please also make sure that you always follow your local rules with regard to behavioral measures.

  1. www.europeanlung.org (What is COVID-19?): https://www.europeanlung.org/en/lung-disease-and-information/covid-19

  2. www.who.int (Q & A on coronaviruses): https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

  3. www.ecdc.europa.eu (Q & A on COVID-19): https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/questions-answers

  4. ELF video on coronavirus according to a respiratory expert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=149&v=uLSUtyKgbCY&feature=emb_logo

  5. www.who.int (symptoms of COVID-19): https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_3

  6. www.cdc.gov (symptoms of coronavirus): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

  7. www.cdc.gov (what can you do if you are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-What-You-Can-Do-High-Risk.pdf

  8. www.scleroderma.org (COVID-19 information and recommendations): https://www.scleroderma.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=patients_COVID19_MSAB&AddInterest=1281#.XqFYz2hKiUm

  9. www.fesca-scleroderma.eu (COVID-19 advice for you): https://fesca-scleroderma.eu/covid-19-advice-for-you/

  10. SPIN videoforum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT9RJ3-BqTs&feature=youtu.be

  11. www.eular.org (guidance for patients during the COVID-19 outbreak): https://www.eular.org/eular_guidance_for_patients_covid19_outbreak.cfm

  12. www.europeanlung.org (your questions answered by a respiratory expert): https://www.europeanlung.org/en/QA-covid-19

  13. EULAR guidance video for patients with rheumatic diseases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=RcI8S0qeqVY&feature=emb_title

  14. www.cdc.gov (how to protect yourself and others): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fprevention.html

  15. www.ecdc.europa.eu (how to minimize spread of coronavirus): https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/images/COVID-19-NPC-infographic%5b1%5d.png

  16. www.who.int (guide to handwashing): https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/

  17. CDC video on handwashing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d914EnpU4Fo

  18. BBC video on how to avoid touching your face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sxI7s8p99o

  19. www.cdc.gov (social distancing): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html

  20. www.ecdc.europa.eu (Leaflet on isolation and quarantine): https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Leaflet-Covid-19_Isolation-and-quarantine.pdf

  21. www.who.int (use of face masks): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

  22. www.cdc.gov (steps to take when sick): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

  23. www.who.int (managing your symptoms at home): https://www.who.int/images/default-source/health-topics/coronavirus/risk-communications/home-care-posters/home-care-ill-people-a4-covid.png