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Covid 19 and your asthma

In December 2019, a worldwide health pandemic, quite unexpected started. Coronavirus, a virus previously known to occur only in animals found its way into humans and everyone was unprepared for it! Covid 19 became the most popular word suddenly globally. So far, known symptoms of Covid 19 include: Fever, cough, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, muscle fatigue; body aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Within a few months, Covid 19 had completely changed the way of life of most people globally - schools were closed; shops were closed; public gatherings were cancelled; and big hospitals sprang up in open spaces in a matter of days.   For those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  ( COPD) which includes asthma, Covid 19 became a new major risk they now have to be aware of.   If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 and have asthma, use the 111 coronavirus online service to get advice about what to do. Call 111 if you can’t get help