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By Paul Murano, Church Militant, May 22, 2020
CA doctors, others claim lockdown killing more than are saved
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) – In the government’s attempt to save lives, Wuhan pandemic lockdowns have led many people to take their own, say doctors on the West Coast.
Physicians in Northern California attest that they have seen more deaths from suicide than from COVID-19 during the pandemic lockdown. “The numbers are unprecedented,” said Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, saying that he’s seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.
Dr. Michael deBoisblanc
DeBoisblanc attributes this spike in suicide to the length of the lockdowns. “Personally, I think it’s time,” he said. “I think, originally, this 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.”
Suicide has been a problem across the country during the Wuhan lockdowns due to unemployment and other stressors relating to having to stay home. By late March, more people had died by suicide in just one Tennessee county than had died from the virus in the entire state. …