Saturday, May 9, 2020

Stroke evaluations drop by nearly 40% during COVID-19 pandemic

The New England journal of medicine published an article on May 8th that said the number of people being evaluated in hospitals for stroke has dropped by 40% during the pandemic.

What Covid really looks like
Here is the study's visual description of that drop.
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Not only are they not being tested, stroke survivors don't even come into the hospital, or wait too long to see treatment. And in a situation where time is brain, that is not good.

You can find a layman's perspective of this study here.

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