Suicides Outpacing Coronavirus Deaths in California

Suicides Outpacing Coronavirus Deaths in California

Doctors at a California hospital are reporting more deaths by suicide than coronavirus during the stay-at-home orders, and one doctor is calling the influx of suicide deaths “unprecedented.” 

John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, in the East Bay region of San Francisco Bay Area, has seen a “year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks,” the head of the trauma department, Dr. Mike deBoisblanc said.

We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said.

Mental health is suffering so much during the stay-at-home period implemented due to coronavirus that he’s calling for an end to the orders.

“Personally I think it’s time,” said Dr. Mike deBoisblanc. “I think, originally, this (the shelter-in-place order) was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients.We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering.”

Kacey Hansen, a trauma nurse who’s worked at the hospital for almost 33 years, also told ABC 7 that they’re seeing an unprecedented number of suicide attempts. 

As many as 75,000 Americans could die from drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the pandemic, the national public health group Well Being Trust reported in a study.

The lack of a definitive end date to the stay-at-home orders and other restrictions along with mass unemployment and additional stress could significantly exacerbate the number of “deaths of despair.”

“Undeniably policymakers must place a large focus on mitigating the effects of COVID. However, if the country continues to ignore the collateral damage—specifically our nation’s mental health—we will not come out of this stronger,” Benjamin Miller, WBT’s chief strategy officer warned.

Both Hansen and deBoisblanc say it’s mostly young adults who are dying by suicide, often following the anxiety and stress that isolation and job loss can cause. 

As people are disconnected with their usual networks of support, which includes churches, schools, and clubs, they may feel alone and removed with such abrupt disruptions to normal routines.

The hospital is supportive of the shelter-in-place orders, according to a statement, while acknowledging staff may have different opinions. 

Others see this as one big HOAX, showing statistics from prior years which reported FLU DEATHS around the same numbers as this years' COVID-19.   Looks like the politicians shut down the economy based on a deliberate LIE.

 

2014-2015 Flu Deaths:

". . . the 2014-2015 flu season. In that year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, 34 million Americans got the flu, 710,000 were hospitalized and about 56,000 died. SOURCE

 

2015-2016 Flu Deaths:

The overall burden of influenza for the 2015-2016 season was an estimated 24 million influenza illnesses, 11 million influenza-associated medical visits, 280,000 influenza-related hospitalizations, and 23,000 flu-associated deaths.  SOURCE

 

2016-2017 Flu Deaths:

CDC estimates that influenza was associated with 45 million illnesses, 21 million medical visits, 810,000 hospitalizations, and 61,000 deaths during the 2017–2018 influenza season. SOURCE


2017-2018 Flu Deaths:

CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2017–2018 season was also high with an estimated 48.8 million people getting sick with influenza, 22.7 million people going to a health care provider, 959,000 hospitalizations, and 79,400 deaths from influenza . SOURCE

 

This coronavirus outbreak is nothing more than a nasty flu-type season. SAME NUMBER OF DEATHS.  The only difference THIS year is the narrative.  The left-wing Trump-haters CLAIMED it was some terrible new disease to justify wrecking the economy in their desperate bid to defeat Donald Trump.  These people will stop at nothing to destroy our President.  They don't even care they've destroyed countless businesses and personal finances of millions of Americans.   Democrats are so desperate for power, they will do anything.