23 Apr “The Hidden Toll of Untreated Illnesses” – Wall Street Journal
“As Covid-19 overwhelms doctors and hospitals, patients with other conditions receive less care, leading to a rise in mortality.
Most weeks at my hospital near New York City we see about 40 acute or near-acute heart attacks. For the past few weeks, we’ve seen an average of five, a 90% drop. We’re hardly alone. At Detroit Medical Center, the number of heart attacks being treated has dwindled from 15 to 20 a week to one or two. Hospitals in Atlanta and Boston have seen similar drops. The decline is also being observed abroad. In Milan, for example, the number of heart attack cases is down by 70%. In Madrid, the dip may be closer to 80%…”Read