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The Pandemic’s Hidden Victims [message #176] Wed, 22 April 2020 05:43 Go to next message
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FROM: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/health/treatment-delays-c oronavirus.html

Maria Kefalas considers her husband, Patrick Carr, a forgotten victim of the coronavirus.

In January, Mr. Carr, a sociology professor at Rutgers University, suffered a relapse of the blood cancer that he has had for eight years. Once again, he required chemotherapy to try to bring the disease, multiple myeloma, under control.

But this time, as the coronavirus began raging through Philadelphia, blood supplies were rationed and he couldn’t get enough of the transfusions needed to alleviate his anemia and allow chemo to begin. Clinic visits were canceled even as his condition worsened.

For Mr. Carr and many others, the pandemic has shaken every aspect of health care, including cancer, organ transplants and even brain surgery.
Re: The Pandemic’s Hidden Victims [message #255 is a reply to message #176] Thu, 23 April 2020 13:43 Go to previous message
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There is a case where one woman died earlier this month as she was not admitted to the hospital. She had a temperature but it was not considered 'overwhelmingly high' and after the paramedics visited her, they told her to call if the fever spiked. They didn't want to take the chance to admit her in the hospital as they said she would be more exposed. Apart from the temperature, she wasn't exhibiting many symptoms...sadly she died that night. There are so many other victims in this scenario who are left behind because of the mad rush and lack of space to deal with it. Where will it all end?
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