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Depressions and prices are rising! Why ?
ECONOMY - 26/03/2022

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected peoples’ lives in unprecedented ways. The pandemic’s impact on social life is well-established, including the economy, education, public health, and health care. Psychologists and mental health experts have feared that the pandemic might escalate mental health problems across the countries. An array of factors such as fear and anxiety of catching the virus, uncertainties about access to testing and medical care, the stress brought about by social distancing and lockdowns, loss of employment and growing medical costs, and social stigma of being infected could negatively affect mental health.Getting free money without working is also a comfort which turns to a problem when the free flow ends.Spoiled people are less interested to take own responsibility and the money the government so easy print will later create consequences and here we are, inflation.


Multiple studies conducted in different countries have reported higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and substance abuse associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to consider changes in a variety of economic, psychosocial, and health-associated risk factors.
Depressive symptoms and anxiety symptoms are higher during COVID-19 compared to previous epidemiological data. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown seem particularly stressful for younger adults (<35 years), women, people without work, and low income.


Leading theories of suicide emphasize the key role that social connections play in suicide prevention. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are associated with social isolation and loneliness. The most critical public health strategy for the COVID-19 crisis is social distancing. Furthermore, family and friends remain isolated from individuals who are hospitalized, even when their deaths are imminent.


From 1999-2019 alcohol related deaths rose by an average of 2.2% per year in the United States. Then in 2020, alcohol related deaths shot up by 25% killing an additional 20,000 Americans compared to 2019. The increase was worst among young men; those aged 25-34 saw a 37% increase in alcohol related deaths, and for men aged 35-44 the increase was nearly 40%. It’s no secret that authoritarian COVID lockdowns and restrictions caused an unprecedented mental health crisis. This surge in alcohol-related deaths is yet another example of that mental health crisis.


The combination of canceled public events, closed businesses, and shelter-in-place strategies has lead to a recession. Economic downturns are usually associated with higher suicide rates compared with periods of relative prosperity. Since the COVID-19 crisis, businesses have faced adversity and laying off employees. Schools have been closed for indeterminable periods, forcing some parents and guardians to take time off work. The stock market has experienced historic drops, resulting in significant changes in retirement funds.


But will any public health officials or politicians ever be held responsible for their decisions?


SOURCES:
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0262958
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2764584
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2790491

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