Excess Deaths: People Who Are Dying Because of COVID-19 — but Not from It

May 6, 2020


Nearly a third of people in the United States are apparently not going in for routine healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reported that 29 percent of Americans are avoiding or delaying medical care due to fear of contracting the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Experts say that trend could lead to an increase in the number of people who die due to the pandemic but not directly from the virus itself.

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