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‘I thought I could wait this out’: Fearing coronavirus, patients are delaying hospital visits, putting health and lives at risk

"Where have all the patients gone?" That's what doctors in our West Virginia University hospitals began asking as the coronavirus pandemic spread. We were prepared for a rise in COVID-19 patients, but we didn't expect the sharp decline we saw in everyday cases. Our emergency department visits fell by half in early April, a time when ...

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