Doctor Says Suicide Numbers Unprecedented Since Lockdown
Doctors are speaking out regarding lockdowns across the United States. The latest, in California has said suicide numbers since lockdown are unprecedented.
Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, the head of trauma at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek said: “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.”
The doctor said because of how mental health is suffering, it is time to end the shelter-in-place order currently enforced in California.
The doctor continued: “We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time. I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”
He concluded by saying the numbers were unprecedented.
Kacey Hansen, a nurse with 33-years years of experience, who also works at John Muir Medical Center added: “What I have seen recently, I have never seen before. I have never seen so much intentional injury.”
The doctor and nurse who came forwards didn’t do so to create fear but was trying to send a message to make people aware. Their goal was to encourage people to support each other during the lockdown and to ensure people knew they could get help if needed.
Stress The Killer
According to a survey done by the American Psychiatric Association, 36-percent of adults say the pandemic and its lockdown is having a serious impact on their mental health.
A study, based on scientific data determined that stress is the deadliest health hazard. In the same study it was computed that stress due to state stay-at-home orders will eventually cost more years of life than the lockdowns save.
Stresses included in the survey and study include grounded flights, anguish over lost loved ones, media coverage of the virus, state stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, employment, and other similar things.
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Doctors Urge President Trump
Earlier in May over 600 doctors signed a letter to President Trump urging him to do what is possible to end COVID-19 lockdowns across the United States.
In the letter doctors called lockdowns a mass casualty incident and pointed out all the negative consequences doctors have witnessed since states stay-at-home orders.
Part of the letter read: “The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.”
This is why doctors are calling the lockdowns “mass casualty incidents,” they’re literally timebombs that destroy much more than what they were meant to protect.
One of the doctors, Dr. Mark McDonald, told Fox News: “The very initial argument … which sounded reasonable three months ago, is that in order to limit the overwhelmed patient flux into hospitals that would prevent adequate care, we needed to spread out the infections and thus the deaths in specific locales that could become hot spots, particularly New York City. … It was a valid argument at the beginning based on the models that were given. What we’ve seen now over the last three months is that no city — none, zero — outside of New York has even been significantly stressed.”
During the interview, the doctor even admitted that hospitals were not overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and that, many hospitals are even being closed during this pandemic.