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on May 9, 2020 in Featured World News

Researchers Estimate 75,000 ‘Deaths Of Despair’ From Pandemic, Employment ‘Central’ To Combating Crisis

By  Tim Pearce The coronavirus pandemic could lead to an estimated 75,000 “deaths of despair” from alcohol, drug use, suicide, and other factors, new research suggests. The health group Well Being Trust released projections on mounting deaths driven by social isolation, skyrocketing unemployment, and anxiety on Friday. Widespread government shutdowns implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus have exacerbated these impacts, driving the U.S. economy into one of its deepest recessions in a matter of weeks. The shutdowns have also cut off almost every American from community events such as church and sports. “Undeniably policymakers must place a...

By  Tim Pearce The coronavirus pandemic could lead to an estimated 75,000 “deaths of despair” from alcohol, drug use, suicide, and other factors, new research suggests. The health group Well Being Trust released projections on mounting deaths driven by...

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