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A consequence of Wuhan virus? Suicides on the rise in eastern Washington county

This will come as no surprise, except maybe to the bureaucrats and “experts.”

Shutting down one’s livelihood and the economic machine that drives EVERYTHING for EVERYONE has consequences. A severe economic depression is about to hit this country due to governments shutting everything down to try and “save” all of us.

On March 30 I did the following post: “Suicides outpacing Wuhan virus deaths in Knox County, Tennessee.”

At the time a mayor in the county stated, “That number is completely shocking and makes me wonder if what we are doing now is really the best approach.”

Washington State has been under a “Stay at Home” order that has been extended to May 31.

Benton County, Washington has a population of just over 200,000 people. They have 494 positive cases of Wuhan virus with 43 deaths reported. You do the math.

The county has been ordered shut down for WEEKS and residents are to stay home for another month. As a result, unemployment is on the rise in Benton County.

So are suicides.

Last week the Tri-City Heralded reported that suicides in Benton County had surged in the seven weeks since the Wuhan virus outbreak. From their story:

The number of suicides in Benton County spiked since the middle of March.

Fourteen people died by suicide so far this year in the county. And eight of the deaths were between March 12 and April 23, Benton County Coroner Bill Leach said.

The increase coincides with the tightening of social and work restrictions to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and the respiratory illness it causes, COVID-19.”

The Kennewick Police also report “a growing number of calls about suicidal threats or concerns about people who might harm themselves.”

Read the whole story here.

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Suicides outpacing Wuhan virus deaths in Knox County, Tennessee

This will come as no surprise, except maybe to the bureaucrats and “experts.”

Shutting down one’s livelihood and the economic machine that drives EVERYTHING for EVERYONE has consequences. A severe economic depression is about to hit this country due to governments shutting everything down to try and “save” all of us.

The reality of a “shelter in place” has already started in Tennessee. 10News reports the following: “Knox Co. seeing an increase in suspected suicides during coronavirus pandemic.”

The byline: “Mayor Glenn Jacobs said he was shocked and it made him wonder if they were handling this the right way.”

Some details from the article:

Knox County is seeing a disturbing trend in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Glenn Jacobs said on Friday that the Regional Forensic Center examined nine suspected suicide cases – eight of which are from within Knox County – in the past 48 hours alone.

That’s 10 percent of the total number of suicides from all of last year, when there were 199 confirmed or suspected suicides from across the region and 83 in Knox County.

“That number is completely shocking and makes me wonder if what we are doing now is really the best approach,” Mayor Jacobs said. “We have to determine how we can respond to COVID-19 in a way that keeps our economy intact, keeps people employed and empowers them with a feeling of hope and optimism – not desperation and despair.”

The director of the Knox County Health Department was visually emotional at the daily press conference Friday as she spoke about these sobering numbers.

“Now, more than ever, we need to be kinder and gentler with ourselves and with each other,” Dr. Martha Buchanan said. “If you are struggling, I encourage you to reach out. Reach out to your pastor, a friend, call the hotlines.”

She said she knows the decisions Knox County leaders have made to stop the spread of the coronavirus are hard, and the people who have made the decisions are struggling with that. But she emphasized these are the decisions that will keep people safe and stop the spread of coronavirus.

Read the whole article here.

I’m no economic genius, unlike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, yet anyone with a functioning brain could have told you that shutting down our economic machine would and WILL have a major impact on the health of millions of Americans.

Yet we are to assume that this shutdown, according to the bureaucrats, will “keep people safe.”

“Safe” while unemployed, broke and unable to pay your mortgage/rent and bills or feed your family is not a way to go through life.

I leave you with the words from this tweet I read:

Everyone making decisions about every American’s earning power, job and business has a fat, full-time, guaranteed, salaried paycheck and they’ll get paid no matter what. They are CLUELESS about the consequences of a shut-down for average Americans. Worse, they don’t give a damn.”

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