Talk about hearing what I want to hear? I’m supposed to believe total suicides declining shows that a big rise in one of the demographics was coincidentally masked by huge declines in other demographics?
As I said, sucides in total declined…and other studies show that while young people’s suicide rates have been going up in recent years, that rise began before COVID. Unless you feel these troubled kids looked into the future and knew there was a pandemic coming.
We must look to other reasons why this rise in teen suicides is happening to help them.
Florida is also doing better than states just as “open” as they are…in some cases much better.
This data suggests Florida doing so well is not because of their less restrictive policies, but for some other reason (the leading candidate is their climate which allows people to be outdoors a lot more than many other states). In fact the reverse might be true…that they have been doing so well has allowed Desantis to hold his line of being less restrictive.
So you can’t use Florida as a model for how the rest of the country should have acted.
Nope…read all the data…don’t just cherry-pick what you want to focus on.
There were many more deaths in 2020 than in the five previous years.
Other leading causes of death went up as well…there was no dramatic decline in causes of death for other reasons that would lead one to believe deaths for other reasons were being reclassified as death from COVID.
Both of the above were pet hypotheses of those who thought COVID was “just killing those who would have died anyway”.
YOUR thread drew multiple conclusions about suicide statistics and covid and the people who talked about a link between the two. YOU can keep pointing out declines in the number of suicides, or rises among youth suicides in prior years all day long, but IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING unless you are willing to show the data on youth suicides since the start of the pandemic, which is what most of the pandemic/suicide reporting has been about.
Do you have those statistics or not??
Are you going to post those statistics or not??
Until you do, you have done nothing here except reinforce your own ideas of what you believe you hear and the people who believe other than you.