• ‘They are really afraid': Fears about Covid-19 are complicating care for patients with sickle cell

    12 days ago - By STAT

    Last November, just as the novel coronavirus was beginning its deadly trajectory through China, the sickle cell community in the U.S. was celebrating. Two potentially transformative drugs for sickle cell had just been approved by the FDA and clinical trials involving cutting-edge gene therapies were well underway.
    “One of my colleagues called it ‘The November to Remember,'” recalled Biree Andemariam, chief medical officer of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and founding director of the New England Sickle Cell Institute at the University of Connecticut. “Literally, just before...
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