worried well

German translation: besorgte Gesunde

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10:59 Apr 20, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical (general), Slang, Journalism
English term or phrase: worried well
Definition from Collins Dictionary:
(informal) People who are healthy but are concerned about becoming ill and so take medication or see a medical practitioner when they don't need to.

Example sentence(s):
  • The worried well demand lots of consultations and they may fill a significant proportion of emergency appointments. Practice Business
  • In a conversation this week with health care providers, they mentioned the problems they're having with what they call "the worried well" — those people who don't have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, but insist on being tested for the coronavirus, COVID-19. The Leaf Chronicle
  • With the global outbreak of novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) entering its fourth week, physicians at emergency rooms, clinics, and hospitals around the United States say they are overwhelmed with "worried well" who have as much as doubled their patient loads. CIDRAP
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German translation:besorgte Gesunde
Gesunde, die Erkrankung befürchten
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Gudrun Wolfrath
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3 +2besorgte Gesunde
Gudrun Wolfrath


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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
besorgte Gesunde

Definition from live net:
Gesunde, die Erkrankung befürchten

Example sentence(s):
  • Natürlich gibt es viele besorgte Gesunde, die einfach gar nichts haben. - Der Spiegel  
  • "Inzwischen ist der interessanteste Patient der besorgte Gesunde", meint er. Medikamente würden oft nur "zur Optimierung des Befindens genommen". Vieles spreche dafür, dass die Bevölkerung im Laufe der Zeit gesünder geworden sei. - Pfälzischer Merkur  
  • Die Frage, ob sie sich mit dem Corona-­Virus infiziert haben, beschäftigt aktuell viele Menschen. Vermutlich erkrankte Personen sollten sich so schnell wie möglich bei einem Arzt melden – aber ebenso wichtig ist es, dass Arztpraxen und Ambulanzen nicht durch besorgte Gesunde überlastet werden. - Heise  
Gudrun Wolfrath
Local time: 16:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 44

Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
Yes  Ulrich Eberhardt
3 hrs
  -> Danke, Ulrich.

Yes  Steffen Walter
4 hrs
  -> Danke, Steffen.
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