The U.S. also faces additional coronavirus specific challenges, including limited testing availability, a lack of testing standards and prevention mandates, and a general delay in pandemic response. The report estimates that “the United States may have incurred at least 130,000 avoidable deaths.” While the immediate effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue across the world, it is important to note that there will be long-term ramifications from the disease, which may include prolonged health issues such as “long-term damage to patients’ lungs, heart, immune system, and brain.”
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Author: Victoria Vanderzielfultz