CLL Society has signed on to the efforts led by the Immune Deficiency Foundation to advocate on behalf of the entire immunocompromised community to “Prepare for and Respond to Existing Viruses, Emerging New Threats, and Pandemics.”
We need to help the immunocompetent appreciate the world we live in with a cancer of the immune system. We need to build bridges of understanding between those who are celebrating the end of COVID-19 restrictions and those who still live in fear.
CLL Society’s own Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brian Koffman, returns to the radio to beat the drum about those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and others who are immunocompromised (IC) remain at increased risk for severe outcomes with COVID-19.
Many readers knew Dr. Coutre as an important CLL/SLL researcher, and as an excellent, compassionate clinician at Stanford in Palo Alto, California. I also knew him as a great teacher, both lecturing to fellow physicians and to patients, and I was lucky to share the podium with him a
Life’s lessons are what you get when you don’t get what you want.
As an immunocompromised chronic lymphocytic leukemia patient, I wanted certainty that I could reengage with the world without playing Russian roulette with a virus. It seemed tantalizingly close to becoming my reality. Now it seems it might
For CLL/SLL patients to feel safer reentering a world where SARS-CoV-2 remains an active threat, we need more help than a vaccine that doesn’t reliably protect us. This is especially true when so many are refusing vaccination, making the prospect of herd immunity a fading fantasy.