COVID-19 Impact

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Newspaper/Magazine Article

A spike in people dying at home suggests coronavirus deaths in Houston may be higher than reported.

Ornstein C, Hixenbaugh M. ProPublica and NBC News. 2020;July 8.

COVID-19 has upended the care seeking behaviors of patients and the ability to measure the full impact of the disease. This news story reports that patients with COVID may be dying at home due to coronavirus fears which is affecting the reliability of local tracking efforts.