A California doctor is begging the state to end its economy-killing lockdown… because the suicide rate has skyrocketed.
Dr. Mike deBoisblank, who serves as the head of hte trauma deparmtent of the John Muir Medical Center in metropolitan San Francisco, said his his hospital has seen “a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”
“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” deBoisblank added.
“Personally, I think it’s time [to end the lockdown],” said deBoisblank. “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.”
It’s currently predicted that more than 75,000 people will ultimately die from “deaths of despair”–suicide, alcohol abuse, or drug overdoses–due to the endless lockdown.
California has enforced one of the most draconian lockdowns on record–but is slowly beginning to lift it in places.
This week, San Diego–the state’s third-largest metropolitan area–announced that they would reopen restaurants for indoor seating.
However, Los Angeles has taken the opposite approach–saying they would extend lockdown until late summer.