ERs are now swamped with seriously ill patients — but many don’t even have COVID – Open Source Truth

It’s a stark contrast to where this emergency department — and thousands others — were at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Except for initial hot spots like New York City, many ERs across the U.S. were often eerily empty in the spring of 2020. Terrified of contracting COVID-19, people who were sick with other things did their best to stay away from hospitals. Visits to emergency departments dropped to half their normal levels, according to the Epic Health Research Network, and didn’t fully rebound until the summer of 2021.

Source: ERs are now swamped with seriously ill patients — but many don’t even have COVID – Open Source Truth

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