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‘Why the Coronavirus Appears Tied to Fewer Heart Attacks’
Brooks B. Gump is the Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health in the Falk College. Kevin Heffernan is the Dean’s Associate Professor in the School of Education and director of Syracuse University’s Human Performance Lab.
In an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report, Gump and Heffernan write that several factors could be behind reported drops in cardiac hospitalizations during the pandemic: “To epidemiologists, data anomalies provide the potential for important new insights. We are currently facing a new anomaly with the rise in COVID-19 cases—namely, a concurrent decline in the number of hospital admissions for heart attacks and other cardiac events, by around 50 percent in some reports. There are a number of possible explanations for this drop, and depending on which is true, the implications are very different.”
To read their full commentary, go to US News & World Report.
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