All posts tagged: lock downs

Stillborn deaths surged during COVID lockdowns

I have previously reported on how many are suggesting the lock downs have done more damage than the virus. Suicides are up. Depression is up. Drug abuse is up. Alcohol abuse is up. Unemployment up. There have been lots of “unintended consequences” as a result of the COVID lockdowns. Add one more to the list. Reports are coming in from around the world that the number of stillborn deaths surged during the pandemic as pregnant women, either hindered by lock down restrictions or fears of COVID, did not seek medical help. Some countries reported that stillborn deaths were up 50%. The Blaze reports: An array of studies show that stillbirths have surged globally following lockdowns imposed in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and researchers speculate the link could be from pregnant women avoiding hospitals and clinics out of fear of catching the virus while seeking prenatal care. Nature cited a slew of studies this week in reporting that stillbirth rates have risen “dramatically” since the pandemic began, and that “emerging data link disrupted …

1 in 4 young adults seriously contemplated suicide in June

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the month of June 2020, one in four young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 “seriously considered” suicide. CDC blamed COVID related stresses for the problem. The Blaze reports: In a survey of 5,412 adults conducted June 24-30, 25.5% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 reported “having seriously considered suicide in the 30 days before completing the survey,” the agency reported. To compare, that is more than double the percentage of adults overall who reported suicidal ideations during the time period, at 10.7%. The CDC found that young adults were hit harder in other mental health areas, including “symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, COVID-19-related [trauma- and stressor-related disorder] TSRD, initiation of or increase in substance use to cope with COVID-19-associated stress,” noting that “prevalence decreased progressively with age.” READ: CDC: Over 1 in 4 young adults contemplated suicide in June amid COVID-19 Though CDC likes to blame the stresses related to the Covid-19 pandemic for the increase, …