I wonder how the suicide rate has been affected. I’d think it would go up a little due to economic stress like people losing work and depression from being stuck indoors. But then there’s also a little bit of relief that comes with the pandemic. Like not having to deal with work stress in the office, and a feeling like you finally have a good excuse to be a lazy shit and get nothing accomplished rather than feeling like you should be doing 1,000 different things but you aren’t and so ya think of yourself as a failure. But overall I’d think suicide would have increased this year significantly. Especially with all the job losses. I expect it will keep rising as the economic impacts hit harder and harder, and the Republican government refusing to do anything to help.
As you wish. While the chart is good, and puts COVID-19 in the third place, behind heart disease and cancer, take into consideration that those two items often take years to bring about death, and have some underlying cause: Lifestyle, genetics, etc. COVID-19 has only been a problem less than a year and looks like it’s going to get worse. Hell, since January 1, half the deaths in New York, according to the second chart, were from COVID.