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CDC Study Shows 41 Percent of Americans Avoided Medical Care During Pandemic

According to a report from The Daily Caller, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new study that showed nearly 41 percent of Americans have avoided medical care because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a trend that might result in increased mortality rates among people with ongoing medical conditions.

According to the report, respondents were asked “Have you delayed or avoided medical care due to concerns related to COVID-19?” From June 24–30, 5,412 of 9,896 eligible adults completed web-based COVID-19 Outbreak Public Evaluation Initiative surveys administered by Qualtrics, LLC.

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The study also notes that avoiding “urgent or emergency care was more “prevalent among unpaid caregivers for adults, persons with underlying medical conditions, Black adults, Hispanic adults, young adults, and persons with disabilities.”

As of September 10, there have been 6,343,562 confirmed cases and 190,262 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S.