Tapper was even lectured online by experts.

“Jake, I’m a fan of yours. But I’m wondering where this statement comes from … We’ve seen data that suicidal thoughts may be up. But every dataset I’ve seen (including my own work) says actual attempts and completion didn’t go up, at least so far,” Jeremy Faust, a Harvard Medical School instructor and ER physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, replied.

Faust found that local health authorities actually recorded fewer suicides between March and May this year, at the height of COVID-19 lockdowns, compared to last year, the Washington Post reported.

Researchers identified similar trends internationally.