The Washington Post reports: “Patients with heart attacks, strokes and even appendicitis vanish from hospitals.”
One trauma director at a South Carolina hospital says he’s seeing late appendicitis in some cases: “I would say 70 percent of the appendicitis on my service right now are late presentations. What happens when you present late with appendicitis is we can’t operate on you safely.”
People are just plain scared to go to a hospital these days because of COVID-19. Guess I’m not the only one who feels this way.