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Walnut Creek, CA: Doctors have seen more deaths by suicide during quarantine period than deaths from Wuhan virus

What did you think was going to happen when you strip people of their right to earn a livelihood and force them into isolation?

ABC 7 News reported on Thursday that doctors at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek they have seen more deaths by suicide during the stay-at-home order than deaths from the COVID-19 virus. From their report:

“The head of the trauma in the department believes mental health is suffering so much, it is time to end the shelter-in-place order.

“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.”

The numbers are unprecedented, he said.

“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”

Read the whole story here.

See also:

Suicides outpacing Wuhan virus deaths in Knox County, Tennessee
More suicides as a result of Wuhan virus isolation: Two Air Force cadets commit suicide while at the Academy
A consequence of Wuhan virus? Suicides on the rise in eastern Washington county


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