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I have CLL (early stage) current approach is wait and watch.
I am 67 years young and outside of the CLL in great shape.
I typically do a lot of traveling for work…considering the current circumstances (Coronavirus) should I take any additional precautions or simply not fly or be in large crowds. I read that the CDC recommends that people over 60 and who have a compromised immune system should avoid travel and crowds.
CLL patients are at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19 though it is not clear that we are at higher risk for actually getting the infection.
At the CLL Society we have canceled all our March meetings and are constantly monitoring the situation. Personally, I am avoiding all unnecessary and canceled two trips.
All precautions recommended by the CDC and WHO should be followed.
There is more unknown than known at this time, so we are erring on the side of caution.
Remember that we cannot give medical advice and any suggestions should be reviewed with your treating doctors.