HealthDay Reports: People Are Avoiding the ER During COVID-19 Crisis at Their Peril — Study
Visits to U.S. emergency departments are down by 42% compared to the same time last year — most likely due to fear of contracting COVID-19 — but delaying help can be a life-threatening or fatal mistake.
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Visits to U.S. emergency departments are down by 42% compared to the same time last year, and that's not good news, researchers report.
Fears of contracting the new coronavirus while visiting the ER are keeping people away, experts say.
But hesitating to seek help can be a fatal mistake.