Immunocompromised can protect themselves from COVID-19

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Cancer patients, along with others who are immunocompromised, should take special precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Many medical conditions and treatments can weaken a person’s immune system making them immunocompromised, including cancer, organ or bone marrow transplants, HIV, genetic immune deficiencies and even use of certain medications. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect tens of thousands of people locally it is important now more than ever for those who suffer with compromised immune systems to know how to protect themselves from the illness. Since immunocompromised people are at a higher risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19, it is important to understand what those suffering from weakened immune systems can do to protect themselves and their families from the virus. For those who are immunocompromised, and even for those who are not, the best way to protect themselves
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