Analysis of a survey that was conducted between April and November of 2020 shows a concerning trend: Individuals reported engaging in 16 evidence-based protective measures less frequently in November compared to April. Only mask wearing was up considerably.
Americans dramatically cut back on preventive and elective healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic’s first two months. The research also reveals the increasing use of telemedicine—but not at rates high enough to offset reduced in-person care.
The new center will explore innovative ways to ease the disease’s toll on individuals, families and caregivers while also developing strategies to reduce its burden on healthcare systems with an international team of researchers.