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"Do Not Delay Urgent Medical Care Due To The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic" - Paul Hsieh

  • Forbes
  • New York, NY
  • (April 20, 2020)

During the Coronavirus pandemic, many emergency rooms (ERs) have seen an increase in patients presenting with shortness of breath, fever, and other signs of possible COVID-19 pneumonia. However, ER physicians have also noticed a startling decrease in patients coming in for serious non-COVID issues, such as heart attack and stroke. Some drop in ER volumes is completely understandable. For example, “stay at home” mandates mean fewer cars on the roads, and thus fewer car accidents.

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