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Syracuse Speaks-CNY Health Check-Up

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The pandemic has disrupted many people’s typical healthcare routines. A poll done by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health estimates thatone in five households in the United States were not able to get care or delayed medical care because of the pandemic.

2020 set the record for most opioid related deaths in Onondaga County. And Just this week, a provisional study by the National Center for Health Statisticsreported over 100,000 people diedof drug overdoses between April 2020 and April 2021.

Mental health, preventative care, andlong-term care are also facing the blow of operating through this pandemic.

But the pandemic is not over, and our health needs continue beyond it. But what should we be caring for and checking up on outside of Covid-19?

To discuss these topics, we are joined by:

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Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, economy, and identity.