by Micah Gartz
Before Covid, a young American died at a hand suicide Every six hours. Suicide is a major public health threat and a leading cause of death for those under the age of 25 – a much greater risk than COVID-19. And it’s something that we made worse because we, led by politicians and “science”, have deprived us of the youngest members of our community – the ones who make up One-third of the population of the United States – Educational, emotional and social development without their permission or consent for more than a year.
We were afraid. We were afraid for our lives and the lives of the people we love. And just as the average German was on the street in the 1930s and 1940s, we believed that doing what we were told and supporting the national cause would save us and our families.
The truth is, we sacrificed others without a second thought. We sacrificed the lives and future livelihoods of our youth in a desperate attempt to save a tiny life minority Of an elderly population who has exceeded the average life expectancy in the United States of 78.8 years and those who were already on their way out.
The mid-age – Not the RateBut no Center – Among the Covid deaths is 80. Covid poses little risk to healthy individuals under the age of 65, and it is less threatening to young people (those under the age of 25). Indeed, preliminary data indicates Covid accounted for barely 1.2% of all deaths in the under 25 age group. Graphically, this is the flat red line along the bottom of the graph below – the line you would likely miss if you didn’t draw attention to it. The flat pink line across the top caught your eye? This accounts for the other 98.8% of deaths that have occurred nothing To do with covid.
The spine of the envelope count shows this, compared to the 2018 and 2019 fatalities Per 100 kilos, 2020 saw an additional death among those under the age of five, and an additional 1.5 deaths among those between the ages of 5 and 14, and a huge number 23 additional deaths were among those between the ages of 15 and 24. Overall, deaths per 100,000 in this age group jumped from 106.4 per 100,000 in 2019 to 131.7 per 100,000 in 2020. This 23% increase Covid represents only 1.2% of all deaths in the ages 0-24 years.
United States deaths per 100,000 population
|5 – 14 years old||13.3||13.4||14.9|
|15-24 years old||70.2||69.7||92.5|
The largest increase in youth mortality occurred in the 15-24 age group – the age group most at risk of suicide which accounts for 91% of youth suicides. In fact, as early as July 2020 – just four months after the pandemic – CDC director Robert Redfield Notice Which – which
There was another cost we saw, especially in high school. Unfortunately, we are seeing far more suicides than we are in deaths from COVID. We are seeing much greater deaths from drug overdose.
Although it is likely that complete national suicide data for 2020 will not be publicly available until 2022, Redfield’s claim is supported by an increase in calls and emails seen by mental health hotlines.
Between March and August, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline A. 65% increase In calls and emails. The Trevor Project – which aims to prevent suicide among gay youth – has witnessed Double Usual call volume. The jump in helpline calls did not stop by the end of 2020: In November, Crisis Text Line received 180,000 calls – Its largest size ever, and an increase of 30,000 over the previous month. Over 90% of these were people under the age of 35.
These “deaths from despair” tend to be higher among young people, particularly those who are about to graduate or enter the labor market. With the economic downturn due to the forced lockdown Universities close, Young people face fewer economic opportunities and limited social support – which plays an important role in reporting and preventing self-harm – through social networks. “We know that being involved in sports and being connected to school can have a profound impact Protective effectSays Professor of Psychiatry in Pittsburgh, David Brent. But “the pressure posed by the Covid virus,” says Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon, Nick Allen,
Take away [the] Good things [in life]. You can’t go to sporting events, you can’t see your friends, and you can’t go to parties. […] We take away the high points in people’s lives that give them reward and meaning. […] Over time, the loss of pleasure, and loss of pleasure, will lead to more frustration.
“While adults have had several years to practice stress management and build skills around it,” says Emily Moser, YouthLine Program Director, “young people haven’t got that.” Many callers at YouthLine mourned their inability to do the things they would normally do – from after-school activities, to spending time with friends and missing milestones like graduation. Many of these mental health problems and suicidal behavior induced by the lockdowns, “are likely to have been present for a longer period of time.” The peak is late in the actual epidemic,According to University of Bristol suicide expert David J.
In general, suicides decrease in the wake of short-term local or national emergencies (such as hurricanes) because, as at the University of Kentucky, the director of the Suicide Prevention and Exposure Laboratory, Julie Cyril, explained,[p]People have [a] A bonding mindset. However, this effect appears to unravel over longer periods of the crisis, as in the aftermath Financial crises. Between 2008 and 2012, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, suicide was the second (ages 15-19) and the third The main reason Of youth deaths (10-14 and 20-24).
In August 2020, FAIR Health Found A 334% increase in allegations of intentional self-harm among people between the ages of 13 and 18 in the Northeast compared to the same month in 2019. Lines of medical self-harm claims nationwide nearly doubled for this group in both March and April, while Overdose claim lines as a percentage of all medical claim items increased by 95% and 119%, respectively.
Actually, during The first eight months In 2020, suicides in Los Alamos (New Mexico) tripled while Fresno (California) numbers jumped by 70% in June 2020 compared to the same month the previous year. Even the CDC Acknowledges A 31% increase in the percentage of emergency room visits related to mental health for children ages 12-17 between March and October of last year compared to the previous year.
Suicide is already 10Y The leading cause of death in the United States, with One death per 24 attempts. Yet we continue to sacrifice the well-being of 103.3 million young people – equivalent to about 31.5% of the US population – for fear of part Of the 4% who lived past an average life expectancy of 78.8 years.
Why are we even trying to put the entire population of the United States into isolation and ineffective wearing of masks, instead of supporting the focused voluntary protection of those who really need it? Why do we keep denying? All Sets the opportunity to enjoy and celebrate life upon death after one year From And the With Covid – the number is 520,000 – barely equivalent to 0.16% of the population?
Society needs to remember that one day the stolen Covid generation will run the country. Teachers who are resistant to returning to the classroom must realize that this generation is currently locked in the bedroom Zoom in The seasons will one day take care of us in our old age. Politicians must remember that this generation whose rights have been flagrantly violated will soon be able to vote.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
Misha is a full-time associate researcher at the American Institute for Economic Research. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international relations and national security through Curtin University, where she obtained a dual degree in International Relations and Economics.
During her studies, she participated in various extracurricular curricula as a secretary to Curtin Wall Street Club, a participant in Curtin Business School’s Wesfarmer’s High Achievers Program and an intern at the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is a recipient of full scholarships for Mannkal’s Leaders Development Program, an advanced position in industry at the American Institute for Economic Research, and the Asia Institute of Political Economy Summer School 2018, organized by the American Studies Fund.