Pediatric ER Visits Rise for Firearms Injuries, Drug Poisonings During Pandemic

Pediatric ER Visits Rise for Firearms Accidents, Drug Poisonings Throughout Pandemic

Feb. 22, 2022Pediatric emergency room visits dropped overall during the COVID-19 pandemic but went up sharply in certain categories, such as firearms injuries and drug poisonings, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.Among adolescents aged 12-17, ER visits went up for self-harm and eating disorders.The impact of the pandemic on adults may be…