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Letters Non-covid services in the pandemic

Coronial necropsies show the indirect damage from covid-19

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 24 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n529
  1. Sebastian B Lucas, emeritus professor of pathology
  1. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 7EH, UK
  1. sebastian.lucas{at}

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is impacting non-covid care to a greater extent than reducing normal in-hospital care for cancer and urgent cardiac surgery.1 It is associated with excess deaths in the community from diseases that would normally be diagnosed and treated by GPs …

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