“Australian researchers projected Thursday that more deaths may come from suicides increasing in lockdown than from the coronavirus itself.
Researchers at Sydney University “predicted an additional 750 to 1,500 suicides per year for up to five years as a result of the impacts of the pandemic and economic shutdowns imposed to curb its spread,” according to a piece published in the UK Telegraph.
The model predicts that the increase in suicides will be much higher than the nation’s coronavirus deaths. The suicides will also affect young people due to widespread closures, with 30% of the newly projected suicides being young people.”
“President Trump has repeatedly warned of the possibility that suicides will increase due to businesses failing and people being forced to stay inside.”