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Doctor visits down and deaths, severe diseases likely to surge [Video]

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Doctors fear the year-long delays in medical care could lead to early deaths and severe health problems

CALIFORNIA, USA — This story was originally published by CalMatters. Lea este artículo en español.

At his clinic in East Los Angeles, Dr. Efrain Talamantes recently saw three patients — all seniors with dementia — who hadn’t visited his office in more than a year. Finally seeing them in-person, after they were vaccinated, felt like a huge victory. But Talamantes worries that many patients have slipped through the cracks, endangering their health by delaying care for their diseases during the pandemic.

“As we focus on recovery, we have to ensure that we get vaccinated,” Talamantes said, “but also that we have a concerted effort to manage the chronic diseases that haven’t received the attention required to avoid complications.”

Other than COVID-19, Californians died last year at similar rates for most major causes. Slightly more people died from the number one killer …

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Aussie doctors refusing to offer AstraZeneca vaccines over legal concerns [Video]

Many doctors are refusing to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 50 fearing potential lawsuits if patients suffer side effects. The Sydney Morning Herald reports doctors are seeking legal clarification from the federal government saying they face a dangerous risk of litigation. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has advised New South Wales GPs not to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine unless there are exceptional circumstances while in Victoria the AMA said doctors should be guided by federal advice.The Federal government has instructed the AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to under-50s when the benefits outweigh the risks.