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Maryland Department of Health Announces CovidCONNECT, More than 1,600 COVID-19 Patients Share Recovery Stories

The Maryland Department of Health today announced that more than 1,600 recovered COVID-19 patients have registered with CovidCONNECT, a new statewide online forum that offers resources and support. CovidCONNECT allows participants to share COVID recovery experiences and access mental health resources, information about new clinical trials, plasma donation opportunities and virtual supports specific to those affected by the disease. Many recovered patients have offered testimonials on the site and candidly talk about their experiences. Some of these testimonials are being used as informational videos to be shared through social media and other platforms across the state. “Those who have recovered from COVID-19 have a huge part to play in fighting this virus,” said Governor Larry Hogan, who announced the development of CovidCONNECT in April. “Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have already reached out to provide current information about clinical trials directly to recovered patients through this platform.” CovidCONNECT recently began offering live webinars for participants, with the first hosted by Dr. Miriam Laufer, professor of Pediatrics and Malaria Research Program Director at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health. The webinar focused on the University […]

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