As Hospitals Focus On Coronavirus, Patients With Other Illnesses Wait In Fear

As coronavirus patients flood clinics, health care workers are taking steps at the recommendation of federal and state officials to cancel elective procedures, close non-emergency doctors' offices and postpone non-essential appointments.

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