In a tragic irony, the prospect of another ‘life-saving’ lockdown has drained some senior citizens of their will to live. Assisted suicides and depression are up.
“The hypocrisy among government officials is just rampant,” said Kylee Zempel on this epsiode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
‘The harm of not returning to school is greater than the risk of returning to school,’ a concerned California parent told The Federalist.
One in four young adults aged 18-24 reported seriously contemplating suicide within the last 30 days, according to new data from the CDC. If you are feeling suicidal, click here to find help.
If being unhappy is ‘unbearable suffering,’ then the precedent for vulnerable people, particularly the elderly and sick, is clear: Smile and don’t complain, or risk lethal injection.
New study finds 24 percent of Americans demonstrated clinically significant symptoms of major depression and 30 percent revealed signs of generalized anxiety.
Carrying the weight of a parent’s unhappiness is a heavy burden for a child. It makes sense that children prone to self-blame would develop anxiety from their mother’s depression.
If the American public stays home en masse even after public officials lift stay-at-home orders, the ‘re-opened’ economy will look nearly as morose as the current one.
Eight to ten days after they were quarantined due to the spread of COVID-19, more than half of participants in a fresh study reported the psychological effects as ‘moderate or severe.’
While this shutdown has already done enormous damage, it is the uncertainty about when and how it will reopen that could prove far more destructive in the long run.
It is vitally important, literally life and death, that the proper costs and benefits are weighed with the decision on how much and how long to shut down economic activity through the pandemic.
The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship.
What to do about the U.S. economy in the wake of the Wuhan virus? The answer requires a mix of both short-term suppression and then long-term mitigation.
Keeping the economy humming along like normal was never an option. Even without government intervention, much of our society would eventually shut down on its own.
Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs.
Today’s era of despair, ennui, and selfishness can find remedies within ageless wisdom that the church reformer Martin Luther offered to his depressed friend 500 years ago.
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