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I know many of you are overwhelmed with often-conflicting information on coronavirus and COVID-19. As a doctor and researcher, the health of the bleeding disorder community is my highest priority. Every Thursday, I will be sending you vetted, trusted information about the pandemic and information you can use to keep you and your family safe. This information will also be posted on the NHF website at www.hemophilia.org .
If you have specific questions about COVID-19, please send them to NHF and I will do my best to address them in the next issue.
What People With Bleeding Disorders
Should Know: Managing a Bleeding Disorder During the Pandemic
We’ve been getting a lot of questions from the community about bleeding disorders and COVID-19. Here are six things that everyone with bleeding disorders should understand about the coronavirus.

NHF’s next Spanish Townhall COVID-19 webinar is May 19, 2020
La Fundación Nacional de Hemofilia te invita para un seminario de web: Ayuda financiera: Copiando con COVID-19, el martes 19 de mayo a las 6:00 p.m. ET
How to Care for Someone with COVID-19
As more Americans fall ill with the coronavirus, it is important to know what you need to do to take care of them at home while still protecting yourself and others.

A Coronavirus Vaccine Project Takes a Page from Gene Therapy
Researchers at two Harvard-affiliated hospitals are working on a vaccine for the coronavirus using a technique that should be familiar to our community: gene therapy using viral vectors.

Pfizer and BioNTech Begin Clinical Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine
The phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program has completed dosing its first US patients. It will enroll up to 360 healthy subjects in the US 18-55 years of age.

Health & Exercise
Dancing is good for you. It lifts your mood, increases your heart rate, and the whole family can join in. DJ DNice has been hosting Club Quarantine on Instagram Live where he spins everything from old-school R&B to the latest hits. It’s the most popular party on the Internet right now and perfect for a Saturday family dance-off. If that’s not your jam, check out this list of online concerts featuring everything from classical to rock and pop.

Mental Health
This easy-to-navigate page features some of the common stresses you might be facing during this time, such as “I can’t stop worrying,” and gives you concrete strategies to help manage them.

We want to hear from you!
Is there a topic you would like NHF to cover in a townhall webinar? Let us know!

Did you miss last week’s townhall webinar, Ask the Experts?
You can watch last week’s webinar, Ask the Experts, here.

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