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JOIN OIFE’S FREE VIRUS WORKOUT!

Are you stuck in your home because of COVID-19? Are you bored? Can’t go to the gym or swimming pool? Don’t worry, a group of volunteers from OIFE are inviting you to join a FREE virtual wheelchair aerobic session/cardio exercise every Sunday and Wednesday on Zoom! What it is: People with OI doing exercises together…

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Are COVID-19 Vaccines safe?

We bring you the following message from European Medicines Agency (EMA): “The EMA needs many detailed studies to confirm that a vaccine is safe, provides adequate protection and is of suitable quality. As a public-health body safeguarding medicines in the European Union (EU), EMA will only approve a vaccine for COVID-19 after a thorough evaluation…

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MEDICAL

COVID-19 – info for people with OI

The OIFE will update this page with links to resources about COVID-19 and osteogenesis imperfecta. We have created a shortlink to this page to make it easier to remember. If you type in the following in your browser, you will be redirected to this page oife.org/covid19 See also more resources about Covid19 in English from…

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ADVOCACY

Covid-19 Helpline in Orphanet Journal

Patient involvement in ERN BOND Patient involvement has been an important principle in the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Disorders (ERN BOND) all the way from the start. Patient representatives are included in both the steering committee and the working groups of the network. OIFE and other patient organizations are consulted when further advice…

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EDITORIALS

Safe & active in the OI community!

The last couple of months have been anything but easy. For all of us, this pandemic has arrived as some kind of storm, about which we heard something on the news, but never really thought would have arrived and jeopardized so much our daily, ordinary and chaotic days. I live in Italy, one of those countries where…

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ADVOCACY

SURVEY ON COVID-19 & RARE DISEASES

Are you affected by a rare disease or a caring for someone affected by a rare disease? Then we strongly encourage you to share your experience on how the #COVID19 pandemic is having an impact on your life by completing this survey. The survey is developed by the rare disease umbrella EURORDIS – European Rare Diseases Organisation…

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EDITORIALS

It’s a small world…

Fear is the path to the dark side, they said in Star Wars. Because fear can be used as a political tool to convince people to do their social distancing. But fear can also be destructive and cause anxiety. Especially for people who are part of the risk group of Covid-19. How tired we are…

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ADVOCACY

Discrimination in Critical Care Guidelines

The rare disease community raises alert over discrimination in #CriticalCare guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic. Read the statement from EURORDIS to see proposals for healthcare practitioners on how to avoid discrimination against people living with a rare disease and provide optimal care during #COVID19 OIFE supports EURORDIS in their view that critical care guidelines must be non-discriminatory and should be…

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