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Asthma Impacts on the Hispanic Population

Hispanic Americans make up more than 18% of the U.S. population – making them the second largest population group. And the U.S. Census Bureau projects that this group will account for more than 27% of the U.S. population by 2060. As the population becomes more racially and ethnically diverse, it becomes increasingly important to address disparities in asthma.

Managing Asthma at School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Update: Sept. 23, 2021 The COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools has been updated per current CDC and AAFA guidance on face masks, physical distancing, cleaning procedures, and more. The average American classroom of 30 students will have about three students with asthma. 1 And since 19 million adults in the U.S. have asthma, schools will have teachers and staff with asthma too. 2 Creating a more asthma-friendly environment in schools may help students and staff better control their asthma...

Managing Peak Week, the Time When Asthma Attacks Are at Their Worst

COVID-19 made it clearer than ever that breathing shouldn’t be taken for granted and lung health is getting some long-overdue national attention. But for those who live with asthma – a serious, chronic disease of the lungs that causes the airways to be inflamed and narrow – the constant concern over breathing is ever-present. Approximately 25 million Americans have asthma, and the effects can be even more extreme for the 2.5 million suffering from severe asthma, a form of asthma requiring...

DANGER! Don’t Nebulize Hydrogen Peroxide and Breathe It to Try to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

A concerning and dangerous trend is circulating on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. People are breathing in hydrogen peroxide through nebulizers to try to prevent or treat COVID-19. DO NOT put hydrogen peroxide into your nebulizer and breathe it in. This is dangerous! It is not a way to prevent nor treat COVID-19. Visit aafa.org/covid19 for information about asthma, allergies, and COVID-19. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a cleaner and stain remover, and can cause...

FDA Issues Statement on Steps They Will Take to Ensure COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe and Effective for Young Children

As regulators, the FDA recognizes they have an important task ahead of them that will require them to act expeditiously while undertaking an extremely meticulous and thoughtful review once we receive requests to authorize a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use or submissions for approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for this population.

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