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      John Connor
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      Our news section reports on this French study that indicates those of us with reduced immune systems from DMT’s does not increase the risk of severe Covid-19.

      Covid can be fatal because it causes a cytokine storm. A severe overreaction of the immune system. There’s an hypothesis out there [hey, even thought of it meself!] that our very suppressed immune systems might actually stop this from happening.

      Mine though is so low that I’ve been taken off my current DMT. I’ve been strongly advised by all at the hospital that deals with my MS to continue sheltering!

      So if you’re on a DMT are you out and about [social distance/wear a mask] now? Has this news helped to make up your mind?

    • #19891
      Ed Tobias
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      There still seems to be a concern about the DMTs that suppress CD-20 B-cells.

      The most recent recommendations from the MS International Federation include this:

      Therapies that target CD20 – ocrelizumab and rituximab – may be linked to an increased chance of being admitted to hospital or requiring intensive care treatment due to COVID-19. This preliminary finding requires further investigation.

      Ed

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