The coronavirus has at least been a factor in the deaths of more than 700,000 people in the United States. Some 43.7 million Americans have had and recovered from the virus, whose mortality rate is about 1.6% — a more likely outcome for people with comorbidities and a less likely one for those who are otherwise healthy.
According to a report from The Well Being Trust, about 75,000 people have died from what is called “deaths of despair,” which includes suicide and drug abuse because of COVID-19. 71% of students are suffering from increased stress and anxiety because of the pandemic, and the virus cost the economy an estimated $16 trillion in 2020…
SOURCE: Overplaying the pandemic?