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My anxiety is at a all time high. i have copd. i feel like it's a death sentence if i get covid-19. and at the rate it spreads and claiming lives. what to do about it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
Covid-19: The best thing to do is stay at home except for getting food and meds, maintain social distancing and wear a mask when outside.If you do that, it markedly decreases your chances of catching it, maybe even eliminating the chance.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Try to be calm: Having COPD that is poorly controlled is a risk factor for increased disease severity but it is not a death sentence. Wash hands (or use sanitizer) often for at least 20 seconds. Wash hands before touching eyes, nose or mouth. Use a cloth cover over mouth & nose when around others. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid sick people. Distance at least 6 feet from others. Clean/ disinfect often

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