Pandemic Placed Socioeconomic Hardships on CF Patients

Pandemic Placed Socioeconomic Hardships on CF Patients

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Pandemic Placed Socioeconomic Hardships on CF Patients

The COVID‐19 pandemic increased socioeconomic instability among people with cystic fibrosis (CF), mostly in terms of employment and ability to afford food, according to data from a single-center U.S. study. Notably, patients who were employed prior to the pandemic appeared to be the most affected, reporting job loss and concerns about employment, insurance security, and access to medications. The study allowed researchers to identify social hardships among CF patients followed at their center and subsequently implement interventions…

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