“In this cohort study, the number of deaths due to any cause increased by approximately 122 000 from March 1 to May 30, 2020, which is 28% higher than the reported number of COVID-19 deaths.”Study: Estimation of Excess Deaths Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, March to May 2020
In other words, when people could not get into the hospital for “elective” surgeries and cancer screenings, more human lives were lost.
- Article: Thousands of cancer patients could die early due to coronavirus delays, study finds
- Article: Coronavirus: Father dies from cancer after surgery delayed – as expert warns of ‘surge’ in new cancer cases
- Article: 1 in 7 Cancer Patients Worldwide Missed a Surgery Due to Pandemic
- Article: Coronavirus crisis could lead to 18,000 more cancer deaths, experts warn
Let’s get this straight: Coronavirus didn’t cause delays in treatment, political CHOICES did.