A group of researchers looked at preventive care during the pandemic — and found a striking pattern. Everything plummeted in April. Colonoscopies went down 88% Mammograms by 77% Measles vaccine 73% None have recovered yet to pre-pandemic levels.
A really stunning chart, showing how dramatically childhood vaccines have plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic — and are still 30 percent down from pre-pandemic levels.
Rebound from COVID-related drop in routine vaccination this spring seems to be leveling off well below where it was pre-COVID. Worrisome.
Missed Vaccines, Skipped Colonoscopies: Preventive Care Plummets
Read on what’s happened to preventive health care during the pandemic.
IUD insertions plummeted during the pandemic, falling by half in mid-April. Possible that could result in more unintended births — or could be offset by a lack of, um, in-person interaction. Hard to know at this point.
“Now it seems that the vast majority of that deferred care will never come back”—real impact to be counted as a cascading effect of the pandemic & the measures to combat it. Long term thinking about the consequences of any public health action is critical
Missed Vaccines, Skipped Colonoscopies: Preventive Care Plummets in USA: Non-urgent medical procedures have seemed worth postponing in a pandemic. This could pose long-term risks, health officials fear. via
Earlier during the pandemic I also postponed preventative care — not just bc of fear but also bc doctors wouldn’t see me. But that has changed now and I feel safe going to the dr: masks, temperature checks, distancing, extra cleaning.
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Missed Vaccines, Skipped Colonoscopies: Preventive Care Plummets
Missed Vaccines, Skipped Colonoscopies: Preventive Care Plummets: Nonurgent medical procedures have seemed worth postponing in a pandemic. This could pose long-term risks, health officials fear.
This is not good. Preventative care saves lives and improves well-being. Get your checkups and screenings.
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