Are patients, especially those at higher risk, worried about COVID-19? How do they perceive the government responses and their own safety in regards to Corona?
We have been asked this kind of questions a lot of times in the past weeks and our impression how patients may think about these kind of issues. This is why we have decided to asked patients who have signed-up at our database about how they perceive the current situation. We have asked patients within four main therapeutic areas (Respiratory, Dermatology, Cardiovascular and Diabetes) and the subsequent disease (e.g. Respiratory -> Asthma and COPD). There was a bigger than we expected turnout with more than 1,200 participants who wanted to have their voice and opinion heard.
We are proud to be able to present to you those results following below after our publication last week (State of clinical research in Germany through COVID-19) and hope these insights will be helpful in the decision making process. For easier sharing purposes, we have created also an infographic which you can download below.
We would like to thank all 1,300 survey participants that enabled us to generate this kind of research. The data has been gathered in March so we all know that a lot has happened since then and such statements are only able to capture the sentiment in a given timeframe.
It is clear to see that patients, especially those at higher risk, seem to take COVID-19 very seriously as proposed by the government and that most of them seem to follow the government suggestions regarding social distancing. Regarding the future, we have to see what those measures may bring and how patients respond, but as a snapshot in time, we are happy to see that so many people act responsibly and care for each other.