As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge through the nation, a concerning “shadow pandemic” is quietly growing as well. Many cities and states, including Chicago, are reinstituting stay-at-home advisories and orders to protect communities from COVID-19. Unfortunately, an unintended consequence has been the increase in intimate partner violence (IPV). With the tightening of stay-at-home regulations, the health care system cannot overlook those suffering behind …
Post Author: Gabriele Ruzgas, Elsa Nico, Katherine Thompson, Nicole Zolman, and Shikha Jain, MD
Gabriele Ruzgas, Elsa Nico, Katherine Thompson, and Nicole Zolman are medical students. Shikha Jain is a hematology-oncology physician who blogs at her self-titled site, Dr. Shikha Jain. She can be reached on Twitter @ShikhaJainMD.
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