Czech doctors fear epidemic of non-Covid diseases

Czech doctors have expressed serious concern regarding the general state of health of the population after the pandemic is brought under control. They say they fear an outbreak of cardiovascular diseases as well as neglected diabetes and undetected cancer due to people having avoided screenings and preventive care during the pandemic. Psychiatrists also fear and increase in mental health problems.

Some 55,000 people annually die of cardiovascular diseases and around 30,000 of cancer in the Czech Republic. Last year 130,000 people died of non-Covid related diseases.