My job requires me to wear a mask, face shield, goggles and we have new cleaning protocols. I am lucky to have a best friend who also lives with primary immunodeficiency and works in a clinical setting who understands my fears and can offer support.
Although the pandemic has impacted the primary immunodeficiency community’s ability to interact with the in-person, it hasn’t stopped us from connecting with one another virtually. Thanks to technology, many of us have access to devices and software that allow us to easily communicate with one another while apart. IDF has hosted several virtual meetings over the past few months that have allowed us to visit more frequently over Zoom. It’s been a very positive experience and has made my time at home and away from others easier. Just recently I met another person living with the same condition as me virtually and we had the chance to share our stories and experiences with one another.