B3554 - Asthma and COVID-19 - 08/06/2020

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Principal applicant name: 
Raquel Granell | MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) Population Health Sciences (United Kingdom)
Dr James Dodd
Title of project: 
Asthma and COVID-19
Proposal summary: 

Asthma affects the lives of 5.4 million people across the UK. COVID-19 attacks the lungs and can trigger asthma symptoms like wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing, which is very distressing for patients and can cause feelings of anxiety. We want to know if participants with asthma at 23-24 years were more likely to report respiratory symptoms, mental health issues, shielding during the COVID-19 lock-down.

We'll also be interested to explore differences between people with asthma and COVID-19 related symptoms and people with asthma and non-related COVID-19 symptoms, e.g. economical status, asthma severity....

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Date proposal received: 
Friday, 5 June, 2020