Skip to comments.Drastic rise in unemployment is causing a spike in suicides and overdose deaths says leading physician, who predicts 80,000 could die due to coronavirus shutdown anxieties - more than the virus itself
Posted on 05/08/2020 11:10:38 AM PDT by C19fan
The coronavirus lockdown could cause 77,000 deaths from suicides and drug overdoses more than the virus itself, a leading doctor has claimed. New York physician Dr. Nicole Saphier told DailyMailTV that the drastic rise in unemployment due to the nationwide shutdown has caused a spike in overdose deaths and suicides in some communities which could end up outnumbering even the tens of thousands who have died from COVID-19. Dr. Saphier pointed to stark warnings from cities across the country showing rocketing overdose death rates, while a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that each 1% increase in unemployment led to a 3.3% spike in drug overdoses and 1% increase in suicides.
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Many people predicted this weeks ago.
How about domestic abuse when daddy has no money for mortgage, car payment...
The Left doesn’t care about mental anguish.
If you can’t comply with their wishes, it is best for you to “check out”.
One way or another the Left will kill those who don’t embrace the New suck.
People saying hate speech like “Chinese Virus” and “Kung Fu Virus” is.
Let us desist from making forecasts of the future with numbers. It exacerbates freaking out.
“Our so called elites are ignoring this implication.”
Not just the elites. From the people I interact with on walks, to social media, those that are afraid just don’t seem to care about this. Those deaths don’t count.
Of course, it’s because you can’t catch suicide. They’re more worried about you living life and being selfish.
From the beginning of this, there has never been anyone in government, or media, who has talked of doing a cost/benefit review of what our policies on closing down the economy, closing schools, etc. should be.
It seems that we as a society, have decided to take a zero tolerance sort of overall policy, that we should shut down everything with the goal of saving lives from the virus. But nobody talked about the fallout from such policies.
Perhaps the zero tolerance route made some sense when the goal was flatten the curve, and the estimated timeline was that we would all hunker down for two weeks.
So we can say we have flattened the curve and saved lives from the virus, but what of other fallout? What of lives impacted or lost because of other causes? What of the long term damage, economic and health and otherwise, of triggering a worldwide economic depression as a cost worth paying to fight a virus?
I’m glad some questions are starting to be asked as to whether all of this was worth it.
She’s a radiologist and a personality for Fox News, so this probably won’t get much attention outside of conservative circles.
The virus itself should crack the 80,000 dead mark on Sunday.
Our so called elites are ignoring this implication
No, they are not so secretly celebrating it.
What does our Dramatic Duo, Fauci & Brix, have to say about the deaths they caused by using the Fake Mortality Forecasts from the infamous British fornicator, who predicted a US death toll of 2.2 MILLION? The President believed those Democrat liars, shut down the economy needlessly, and caused the devastation of our economy.
It was not, and will not, be worth it.
A high percentage of those would be dead anyway, or in short order.
Short term games are for simpletons.
Increases in suicides and overdoses are a legitimate problem that is dwarfed by COVID deaths, but still needs attention.
What about suicides due to chronic problems from getting COVID? Has anyone thought about that? Not all suicides are shutdown related.
"In 2018, there were 48,344 recorded suicides, up from 42,773 in 2014, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)."
"In 2018, 67,367 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States."
This article predicts that each percent of unemployment leads to a 3.3% increase in drug overdoses and a 1% increase in suicide then.
And increase from 3% to 15% unemployment is 12%. We should see a 36% increase in drug overdoses and a 12% increase in suicide.
A 12% increase in suicide * 48,000 existing suicides = 5760 additional suicides due to COVID.
And a 36% increase in drug overdoses * 67,000 existing overdose deaths = 24,120 drug overdose deaths.
80K is just from shutdown anxiety, does not seem to be counting death from missed mammogram, heart scan, etc.
Send "Orange Man Bad" federal and state government Democrats and RINOs home in November!
Supporting PDJT with a new patriot Congress and state government leaders that will promise to fully support his already excellent work for MAGA and stopping SARS-CoV-2 will effectively give fast-working Trump a third term in office imo.
Fauci are saying .......Oh goodie more CV19 death counts...... what the hell do you think they are saying they dont give a damn about peoples whole lives being absolutely shattered just like they dont give a damn about nursing homes not being taken care of!!!!!!
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