A bird's eye view of the vineyard
US Department Of State Is Butthurt By SouthFront Work, Once Again Fri May 29, 2020 20:16 | amarynth
South Front The fog of war over the censorship of SouthFront on YouTube and Facebook has cleared away. As we wrote earlier, SouthFront was attacked because of our coverage of
Who Rules the World and How? Fri May 29, 2020 19:40 | The Saker
by Francis Lee for The Saker Blog Unquestionably, the world ? circa 2020 – seems currently to be moving away from democratic forms of rule and transmuting into more totalitarian
Russian fighters intercept us B-1B over the Black Sea Fri May 29, 2020 17:51 | The Saker
Turkish Army Suffers Casualties In Southern Idlib Thu May 28, 2020 23:32 | amarynth
South Front One Turkish soldier died and another was injured in an IED attack in Syria?s southern Idlib, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported late on May 27. The incident happened
India, China teeter toward a border clash Thu May 28, 2020 23:28 | amarynth
Both sides have sent reinforcements to disputed Ladakh line, as Beijing flexes its muscles around Asia by Pepe Escobar – posted with permission It would be counter-productive for BRICS and
The Saker >>
A Blog About Human Rights
Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights
Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights
US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights
UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights
Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights
Human Rights in Ireland >>
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."
Something for the weekend ?. 20:26 Fri May 29, 2020 | irishelectionliterature
Signs of Hope ? A continuing series 12:12 Fri May 29, 2020 | WorldbyStorm
Shrugging off the lockdown? 11:24 Fri May 29, 2020 | WorldbyStorm
Not fit for purpose 10:47 Fri May 29, 2020 | WorldbyStorm
Sustainable commuting 09:00 Fri May 29, 2020 | WorldbyStorm
Cedar Lounge >>
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017
IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017
Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016
The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015
Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015
Dublin Opinion >>
Northern Calif. Doctors: More People Are Dying From Suicide Than COVID
As suspected the lockdown is doing far more harm than any good
If the lockdown is killing more people through suicides than Covid in California then you can be sure it is doing much the same thing everywhere else and that includes Ireland and the UK. It is time now for people to release the true figures on suicide here in the last two months and not some covered up figure. We can be sure that the manipulated is so bad that even those who have died by suicide have been marked as Covid deaths.
Now this breaking news from California by doctors who have got a spine to stand up and say it as it is have spoken out. Unfortunately few doctors have done the same here. The medical establishment is in real danger of destroying their reputation through their sellout of their values and lack of integrity in this crisis
Liberty headlines report:
Doctors in Northern California said they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than they have from the coronavirus throughout the shutdown.
“The numbers are unprecedented,” Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 News.
In the past four weeks alone, deBoisblanc’s hospital has seen a “year’s worth of suicides,” he said.
Kacey Hansen, a trauma center nurse at John Muir Medical Center, said she’s seen a growing number of suicide attempts, too. And it’s becoming increasingly difficult to save all of these patients, she explained.
“What I have seen recently, I have never seen before,” Hansen said. “I have never seen so much intentional injury.”
These deaths of despair make it clear that it’s time to end the shelter-in-place orders, deBoisblanc said.
“Personally I think it’s time,” he said. “I think, originally, this order was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients.We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering.”
The loss of community and the growing sense of isolation is affecting the mental well-being of Americans, said Tom Tamura, the executive director of the Contra Costa County Crisis Center.
“I think people have found themselves disconnected from the normal supportive networks that they have, churches and schools and book clubs, you name it,” Tamura said.
“And that, coupled with the closure of some counseling services, people were maybe in a little bit of shock,” he continued. “They were trying to weather the storm a bit, but as that isolation has grown people have come to realize this isn’t a sprint it is marathon.”
A study published in early May argued that the coronavirus shutdown could lead to at least 75,000 deaths directly caused by anxiety about the virus, job loss, or an addiction to alcohol or drugs.
California isn’t the only part of the country facing alarmingly high suicide rates. In late March, more people died of suicide in a single Tennessee county than of the coronavirus in the entire state.