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A message from our Chief Medical Officer

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious health issue. While younger and healthier people may only experience minor symptoms, those who are elderly, have other chronic conditions, or have weakened immune systems may become critically ill. Already this global outbreak is straining resources of health systems and governments, disrupting global supply chains, and impacting the economy. While it is never helpful to panic, taking appropriate precautions will reduce your risk of getting ill and spreading the infection.

Although our knowledge of this infection is rapidly evolving, unfortunately so is misinformation. We at Backpack want you to be safe and so we want to share the most reliable and updated information.

Dr. Danny Sands

CMO, Backpack Health

Founder, Society for Participatory Medicine

Speaker, Consultant, Thought Leader, PCP

Take appropriate precautions and help #FlattenTheCurve:

Help prevent the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing and other habits like covering coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow, avoiding handshakes, and frequently washing hands for at least 20 seconds.

Stay home if you’re sick. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider.

Check in on family members and loved ones who may be at risk. If a loved one has a chronic health condition, get advice from their health care provider to make a plan in case they become sick.

Backpack Health’s mission is to make it easy to always have your and your loved ones’ health information on hand. Learn how Backpack can help keep track of your symptoms and measurement of vitals, and make your health information accessible even during an emergency or disaster.