A new survey reveals one in five adults in the U.S. would not seek emergency care, due to fears of COVID-19.
Researchers from Cedars-Sinai hospital polled 933 adults over the past year.
17% said that if they had heart attack symptoms, they would prioritize avoiding COVID-19 exposure and not go to the emergency room.
And just over 25% said they would do the same if they had symptoms of Appendicitis.
Most of these respondents said they feared contracting COVID-19 from other patients or staff in crowded emergency rooms.