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Tribune Ask and Tell: COVID-19 Survey Results

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Q1 2020 Reader Poll Results: COVID-19 Survey

During the first quarter of 2020, the CLL Society conducted a poll among readers of The CLL Society Tribune. There were 331 complete responses with 96% of the responses from patients and 4% from caregivers.  Of the respondents, 37% were 65 years of age and under and 63% of respondents were over 65 years of age.  Over 95% of the responses for the survey were submitted in April 2020.

As COVID-19 is the big news, this survey assessed how COVID-19 is affecting the CLL community.  Our survey results show that 77% of respondents feel anxious about COVID-19, while 6% have not felt anxious, and 18% were neutral about their anxiety due to COVID-19.

A lower percentage (60%) of respondents are spending a significant amount of time researching COVID-19, while 14% replied they are not spending a significant amount of time researching the pandemic, and 26% responded they felt neutral about the amount time they are spending researching the disease and affects.

A majority of respondents (83%) have found the CLL Society a reliable source for up-to-date information on COVID-19.

The coronavirus pandemic has increased anxiety for many CLL patients and caregivers as they seek answers in the ever-evolving research and news front. CLL Society will continue to publish the latest information, specific to the needs of the CLL Community. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information here.

Originally published in The CLL Society Tribune Q2 2020.

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When appropriate, the CLL Society will be posting updates and background information on the present Coronavirus pandemic focusing on reliable primary sources of information and avoiding most of the news that is not directly from reliable medical experts or government and world health agencies.