COVID-19

This page is dedicated to providing updates and resources for the sickle cell community amid the current COVID-19 public health situation. Please continue to check back for more updates and information.   

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Africa faces difficult choices in responding to COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Correspondence

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COVID-19 on the African continent

May 6, 2020

Correspondence

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COVID‐19 Pneumonia as a Cause of Acute Chest Syndrome in an Adult Sickle Cell Patient

April 3, 2020

Journal Article 

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Sickle Cell Disease and COVID-19: An Outline to Decrease Burden and Minimize Morbidity- Adapted for Sub-Saharan Africa

The Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC) at SCDAA is providing suggested guidelines for the acute and chronic disease management of patients with SCD living in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

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COVID-19 and Sickle Cell Disease: Frequently Asked Questions

Input from Drs. Arun Shet, Ken Ataga, Ted Wun, Matthew Hseih, Allison King, Rakhi Naik, Alexis Thompson, Michael DeBaun

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Responding to COVID-19 in Africa: Using Data to Find a Balance

May 7, 2020

Report

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Mitigating the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sickle cell disease services in African countries

April 23, 2020

Comment

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SECURE-SCD Registry

This registry is designed to capture pediatric and adult COVID-19 cases that are occurring across the world in patients living with sickle cell disease. The goal of the registry is to report on outcomes of cases of COVID-19 in this population of patients. We are asking providers caring for these patients to report all of their cases of COVID-19 to this registry.

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Recommendations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness

The Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC) at SCDAA is providing suggested recommendations for COVID-19 preparedness for people living with sickle cell disease and their caregivers.

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Access to lifesaving medical resources for African countries: COVID-19 testing and response, ethics, and politics

May 7, 2020

Viewpoint

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Vaso-Occlusive Crisis and Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell Disease due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID19)

April 3, 2020

Journal Article 

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Sickle Cell Disease and COVID-19: An Outline to Decrease Burden and Minimize Morbidity

The Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC) at SCDAA is providing suggested guidelines for the acute and chronic disease management of patients with SCD given the multidimensional and evolving changes and challenges in the healthcare operational landscape.

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Recommendations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness- Adapted for Sub-Saharan Africa

The Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC) at SCDAA is providing suggested recommendations for COVID-19 preparedness for people living with sickle cell disease and their caregivers living in Sub-Saharan Africa.