CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some health care workers are working overtime right now and focused on COVID-19, but it’s left other areas of hospitals almost empty.
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People who need emergency care for issues not related to the coronavirus are avoiding the emergency room because they don’t want to bother the doctors.
“Several patients have said to us, ‘I didn’t want to inconvenience you,’” said Dr. David Pearson, an ER physician with Atrium Health.
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