Suicides fell by 2,600 in 2020 despite Trump's lockdown warnings

Total U.S. suicides for 2020 numbered 44,834, over 2,600 fewer deaths than 2019’s total of 47,511, according to National Center for Health Statistics figures cited in an article published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. A smaller decrease of around 800 happened between 2018 and 2019…

An article published by the medical journal BMJ on Monday also found that the pandemic had not led to a wave of suicides in the U.S., along with several other countries, while noting that some caution was warranted because much of the data analyzed was preliminary and the impact of the pandemic may differ between communities.

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