Yes, You Can (and Should) Still Go to the ER During the COVID-19 Pandemic


(Cleveland Clinic) – With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle, it can be easy to forget that heart attacks, strokes and all kinds of other medical emergencies are still happening every day.

But they are. (Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack, according to CDC data.)

Yet doctors worry that some people who need emergency medical care for non-COVID-related illnesses aren’t taking steps to get it because they’re afraid of being exposed to coronavirus at the hospital.

Reports from many parts of the country tell the story that fewer people are showing up to emergency departments during the COVID-19 crisis. CONTINUE