What Happens When People Stop Going to the Doctor? We’re About to Find Out
The coronavirus pandemic has yet to end, but we are already beginning to feel the aftershocks. Even as thousands of Americans continue to die of Covid-19 every day, many people are suffering from serious health problems unrelated to the virus because their health care has been disrupted. With many Americans still afraid to go to hospitals and doctor’s offices, a second, more subtle pandemic is now looming because of the diseases that have gone undiagnosed and untreated since March 2020.
Originally published: February 22, 2021
Author: Wayne A. I. Frederick
Institution: Howard University
Published by: The New York Times