More details on covid lock down collateral damage. These are from the UK but surly apply here as well:
At least 25,000 more people have died at home during the pandemic in England and Wales because they were unable to - or chose not to - go to hospital, a surge of 43.8 per cent on normal levels.
- Delays in treatment are set to cause a 20 per cent rise in deaths among newly diagnosed cancer patients in England – 6,270 excess deaths this year;
- Treatment for strokes fell by 45 per cent during lockdown and there were more than 2,000 excess deaths in from heart disease;
- More than 50,000 operations for children were cancelled;
- Organ transplants fell by two thirds, with the number of those who died on the transplant waiting list almost doubling;
- Total waiting lists for routine orthopaedic and eye operations are at record levels;
- Calls to child abuse helplines rocketed;
- As rates of depression and anxiety doubled, thousands of recovering alcoholics have relapsed.