Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than theyâ€™ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.
â€śThe numbers are unprecedented,â€ť Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 News about the increase of deaths by suicide, adding that heâ€™s seen a â€śyearâ€™s worth of suicidesâ€ť in the last four weeks alone.
DeBoisblanc said he believes itâ€™s time for California officials to end the stay-at-home order and let people back out into their communities.
"Personally, I think it's time," he said. "I think, originally, this 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." ...