Opinion: I fear a tsunami of preventable diseases due to COVID-19

New Westminster Record: While the pandemic remains a topic of daily concern, we’ve witnessed the more silent epidemics of social isolation, mental illness and drug poisonings. I also fear a tsunami of preventable cancers and diseases. Most of us haven’t seen our family doctors since the start of the pandemic. Most telehealth calls are reactive - in response to acute symptoms - as opposed to the foundational preventive and proactive approaches to your health.

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