Chicago EMS Calls Went Down, Not Up, During Lockdown
...but not by as much as I expected.
Unlike New York City, Chicago did not experience a sudden spike in calls to emergency medical services in spring 2020. The number of daily calls declined slightly with *Stay-Home* orders, and rose to normal levels at the end of May before sinking again in September.
Calls to emergency medical services tends to be higher in summer than in winter, due in p…