As Cities Around the World Go on Lockdown, Victims of Domestic Violence Look for a Way Out

News Story (NATIONAL)

Melissa Godin
March 18, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence


For many women, even the fear of contracting the coronavirus is stopping them from seeking out medical care after experiencing physical abuse. “I spoke to a female caller in California that is self-quarantining for protection from COVID-19 due to having asthma,” an advocate at the National Domestic Violence Hotline wrote in the organization’s log book. “Her partner strangled her tonight. While talking to her, it sounded like she has some really serious injuries. She is scared to go to the ER due to fear around catching COVID-19.”