The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the rates of other serious diseases such as cancer. Death rates due to different cancers are trending higher due to neglect of screening, delays in surgeries, and cancellation of cancer-monitoring visits.
Prior to the pandemic, media outlets reported frequently on the progress of famous celebrities like Alex Trebek who is suffering from pancreatic cancer. But with the Covid-19 pandemic the media has redirected their focus to related issues such as who is and isn’t wearing masks or doing social distancing. It’s almost as if poor Alex has been all but forgotten in the pandemic reporting.
It’s only recently that we’ve been reminded of the seriousness of cancer with the death of famous black panther actor Chadwick Bosewell from colon cancer. (By the way, he did not suffer from Covid-19.)
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