OP-ED: Don't Let Fear of COVID-19 Impact Your Health - PIH Health

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Published on May 18, 2020

OP-ED: Don't Let Fear of COVID-19 Impact Your Health

Downey Patriot – Jaime Diaz MD, chief medical officer, PIH Health Downey Hospital and medical director, PIH Health Urgent Care System speaks about how in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the most compromised patients showing up or being brought to the emergency room have other, non-COVID-19-related diseases such as stroke, heart attack, complications of diabetes, severe pulmonary issues and even bad cases of seasonal flu.

Dr. Diaz says, “We hope the virus curve is flattened soon and that a vaccine is just around the corner. But we also hope that the American public will stop letting fear of COVID-19 prevent them from coming to hospitals for the care they need, when they need it.”