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US tuberculosis rates went up more than 9% in 2021 after plummeting early in pandemic, study shows.

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The CDC posted a great study that is bringing to light something we already kinda knew… COVID-19 caused massive delays in people getting regular checkups. And, this, in turn, caused huge DELAYS in people getting their diagnosis. That’s why the rate of TB went up in America.

This is the real-world consequence… of how COVID-19 ravaged our healthcare system. Physician’s offices and hospitals were backed up due to the stress of COVID-19.

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