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Bicycle-, gun-linked injuries rose during COVID-19 lockdowns, study finds

UPI, Oct. 25, 2021

October 25, 2021

Bicycle-, gun-linked injuries rose during COVID-19 lockdowns, study finds

“We thought we might see an uptick in the percentage of [gunshot wounds] given the percentages of [traffic injuries] were down and the percentages might need to go up to cover that mechanism of injury; but we were mildly surprised that not only did the percentage go up, but the actual raw numbers of gun injuries went up,” said study senior author Dr. Cristobal Barrios Jr., a health sciences clinical professor in surgery … at the University of California, Irvine.