COVID Shutdown Could Lead to Massive 'Deaths of Despair'
Remember, the rules of the shutdown are, if you don't support the shutdown, you hate grandma and want old people to die. I've heard that one for months, as I've been against the shutdown since go. But now that we've been in a shutdown for about two months, other factors are reaching light. Unlike people. Now "deaths of despair" may be on the rise as a result of a forced shutdown from government. According to the rules set by the pro-shutdown sheep, if you support the shutdown, you want people to die. I didn't make the rules. I'm just turning them around on the idiots who did.
According to the Well Being Trust based out of Oakland, California, we've got a massive problem on our frequently washed hands.
COVID-19 has directly claimed tens of thousands of U.S. lives, but conditions stemming from the novel coronavirus — rampant unemployment, isolation and an uncertain future — could lead to 75,000 deaths from drug or alcohol abuse and suicide, new research suggests.
Deaths from these causes are known as "deaths of despair." And the COVID-19 pandemic may be accelerating conditions that lead to such deaths.
A lot of people don't like their jobs. A lot of people don't like other people. But this hasn't been a vacation. Further, people need purpose, and while some are content to be government bums forever sucking at the teet of the state, most of use feel better when we're independent and self-sufficient. People also like to be around other people, we are herd animals. So imagine how desperate the desperation is out there, especially when there seems to be no end in sight.
Many factors contribute to the "deaths of despair." Many of those factors are cooking up nicely in the COVID-19 shutdown.
But a very slow recovery combined with the greatest impact of unemployment could result in more than 150,000 deaths of despair, the study estimates. Researchers think somewhere in the middle is most likely, with 75,000 additional deaths.
"The isolation is causing people to lose boundaries on their behaviors," Miller explained.
We have lost our way of life. Over, in my opinion, nothing. The virus isn't nearly as bad as once was thought. We've known that for weeks. Yet governments insist we stay shut down, to save their own faces and flex more control. Government officials, by the way, are working. Notice that, have you?
Meanwhile, the private sector, those people who are moving the capitalism needle, have largely been told they're "non-essential." Put another way, "Not important." Imagine having to live like that for weeks at a time.
Miller pointed out that the study is a projection, and projections can be imprecise. Plus, estimates can change for the better when people start tackling the problems.
The researchers said the biggest way to help prevent some of these deaths is to get people back to work.
Yeah, no shit.
Human beings need purpose, connection, and something to live for. This entire shutdown has deprived many of innate human drives.
You know how talking heads are out there saying "We need to phase in and get back to normalcy slowly" or "No one is suggesting we just go back to normal right away"? Well screw that. Turn everything back on now. Immediately. Screw the phases. We have real problems here, and COVID-19 ain't one of them.
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