Facebook Live (English): COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Epilepsy

Facebook Live on COVID-19 and Epilepsy

Epilepsy News From:

Thursday, March 19, 2020


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Recorded on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. ET

You’ve been asking questions like …

  • Are people with epilepsy at greater risk of developing COVID-19?
  • Can getting the coronavirus increase seizures?
  • How do I get extra medicine for an emergency and will it be covered by my insurance?

Join Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN, as she asks Jacqueline French MD and Elaine Wirrell MD your questions about the “COVID-19 and Epilepsy.”

Bring more questions!


Jacqueline French

Jacqueline French MD
Epilepsy Foundation Chief Medical and Innovation Officer

Elaine Wirrell

Elaine Wirrell MD
Co-Editor-in-Chief of epilepsy.com


Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN

Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN

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Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.

Authored by: Judy Gretsch on 3/2020
Reviewed by: Epilepsy Foundation Digital Strategies & Engagement on 3/2020

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