So many ordinary activities have been put on hold in the time of coronavirus, but one stands out as an especially punishing loss: people have sharply curtailed their non-Covid health care — not just easily postponed check-ups, but also tumour removals, diabetes tests, prenatal visits, kidney transplants, vaccines, even emergency care after heart attacks (

Since early March in-person doctor visits have fallen about 60% ( in the US. Cancer screenings have dropped between 86% and 94% ( And until recently many hospitals were turning away all patients except those with Covid-19, often by order of state officials (

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