Many Americans Are Hesitating to Call 911 Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

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“Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived on U.S. shores in March, the number of calls to emergency medical services has fallen by more than 26% compared to the last two years, a new study finds. At the same time, the number of EMS calls to homes where people have died has doubled, researchers say.”, WebMD Health reports 
“When people are making fewer 911 calls but those calls are about far more severe emergencies, it means that people with urgent conditions are likely not getting the emergency care they need in a timely way,” Lerner said in a university news release. “The result is increased morbidity and mortality resulting from conditions not directly related to exposure to SARS-CoV2.” 
 
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