COPD Patients Struggle to Access Medical Care during Pandemic
Patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”), a serious respiratory condition, have been struggling to access necessary medical attention during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has helped shine the spotlight on respiratory conditions and COPD in particular. Covid-19 tends to affect several organs in the body, but the greatest damage, in most cases, involves the respiratory system.
Researchers recently surveyed the experiences of persons in India, Russia, China and the United States, who are suffering from COPD during the pandemic. Awareness about respiratory conditions, and especially COPD, has increased since Covid-19 first emerged. About 60% of the surveyed persons reported that they have are now aware of COPD.