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Re: Putting One Covid Concern/Theory To Rest

April 06, 2021 03:24PM
This came up before. There was already evidence a while back that there was no spike in suicides. It was discussed here.

From what I read, the whole "there will be suicides" argument came from those who echoed the idea that lockdowns would cause economic havoc, and that that havoc would be more catastrophic than the disease run wild. As the article points out, the possibility of depressions and suicides was another driving argument against lockdowns.

Actually at the time, the evidence of depression spiking was not among the presumed lockdown population, but came from people who were forced to work because their employment (like working for meat packing plants) was deemed essential.

Did you not expect to see a rise (of some sort) in the reports of suicide?

Regardless, why do you suppose that the number actually fell?

I'm wondering if the lockdowns (though limited) only kept people from seeing each other in person, but actually resulted in an increase of people staying connected via other means (i.e. phone, online, etc.).

  Putting One Covid Concern/Theory To Rest

ramBRO75April 06, 2021 12:17PM

  "......suicides by the thousands"..... my reaction....

RAMbler31April 06, 2021 01:53PM

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zn28April 06, 2021 02:08PM

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ramBRO24April 06, 2021 03:24PM

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zn24April 06, 2021 04:49PM

  Did you actually read it?

PHDram20April 07, 2021 03:22AM

  you misread it

zn26April 07, 2021 03:56AM

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PHDram23April 07, 2021 04:30AM

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zn28April 07, 2021 04:52AM

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PHDram18April 07, 2021 05:48AM

  (since this is the covid thread) Pfizer, Moderna effective for 6 months

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