CDC Director Says There are More Suicides and Overdoses than COVID Deaths


Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield testified in a Buck Institute webinar that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19. Redfield argued that lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health.

“We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID,” he said.

Roughly 146,000 people have died from COVID or COVID-related causes in the U.S., according to CDC data.

The most recent publicized federal data records 48,000 deaths from suicide and at least 1.4 million attempts in 2018. In 2019, almost 71,000 people died from drug overdoses.

Where Redfield obtained his data is unknown, although a doctor at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA claimed the facility has “seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.” He did not say how many deaths occurred, or whether the statement was exaggerated for emphasis.


ht/ Jack Duggan Was His Name

18 Comments on CDC Director Says There are More Suicides and Overdoses than COVID Deaths

  1. They should have listened to I.O.T.W since you were saying thin in March!

  2. “a doctor at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA claimed the facility has “seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”

    Honestly, seems pretty thin to me. Nobodies locked down in NorCal unless they’ve tested positive. And I have not known one person that’s tested positive this entire time.

  3. ….COVID is the flu. No more, no less. It was just pumped up into a monster to destroy a President and a Nation.

    Worked pretty well, too. Everyone now allows Democrats and RINOs to tell them what they can and can’t do, even where, when, and how they may worship. All your neighbors wear slave masks and attack you if you don’t. Your employer won’t let you work if you’re around an allegedly sick person just ’cause the state says so. Your elections are made more fraudulent, your food supplies compromised, and you are forced to use plastic money because government says so.

    And you will accept a government mark of their choosing without which you will not be able to buy or sell or vote when the time comes, and you will not be allowed to even question what government prescribes for you.

    And all this from the same people that say minorities are too stupid to be able to get free photo IDs.

    Pretty good for a flu so subtle that most people don’t even know they HAVE it unless a “health care provider”, using a dubious test TELLS them they have it, nicht wahr?

    …and now, we just let Government tell us what we can and can’t do with our bodies, “for our safety”…

    …side note: despite ALL the medical professionals saying HQ and Z-Pac works, Rino DeWhine decided nanny state knows best and banned it in Ohio, on the heels of a statewide mandatory mask order by fiat “law” despite the mounting evidence that masks are actually HARMFUL.

    …point being that, while we KNOW all Democrats want to destroy America and it’s people’s, never forget that most who call themselves “republican” stand against us as well…

    …powder dry. Barrel cleaned. Action oiled. Be ready to fulfill your true duty under the 2A, civil war IS being waged on us NOW, and one way or another we will ALL be forced into action, sooner or later…

  4. I kept questions in a journal starting in March about the Kung Fu Flu and this was one of the subject matters I pondered. 🤔

    I had titled the journal, Question’s I Would Like to Ask the Media, Dr Fraud, Dr BS, and the Stinkin’ Politician’s. I bet they would not have approved of my questions, or bothered to answer them.

    I have twenty pages filled answering my own questions. 👏 Well, I had to find something to do while under house arrest. 🤬

  5. “Thirty to 40 million jobs have been lost to the economic shutdown”
    I’ve met several people laid of with a +$600 unemployment check. They are making more money not going to work.
    I’m sure Trump knows that and why it’s getting cut to a +200 week.
    Just like “welfare work requirement” makes people go find jobs.

  6. The cure put forth by the imbecile dwarf Fauci is way worse than the disease itself.
    Will that Mortar Forker ever be fired for incompetence? a GREAT disappointment!

  7. …there’s a giant mosque right alongside I-75 in SW OH, not far up the road from where Big Butter Jesus used to signal touchdowns, that has large tents set up on their property that are also very visible from the highway. There were no sides on the tents, no visible internal partitions, just wide-open festival seating, and lots of it. Gearing up for Eid-al-Adha on the 31st according to their Web site.

    …nothing about social distancing, limits on congregations, or really ANYTHING about the FakeFlu.

    …apparenly, RINO gubenarorial edicts are somewhat unequally enforced and only applicable to Judeo-Christian houses of worship, go figure…

  8. Let’s just look at what the left has done to our language.

    Distancing isn’t a word but it propagates throughout the ovine community.

    Distance is a noun. The linear measurement between two points. Look it up. I’m sure that’s pretty close.

    Distancing is not a word. Your verb word is pissing me off. It’s not even a real word, but people are worshipping this idiocy as if it’s the path to eternal salvation.

    Don’t wear a mask and Karen will condemn you to hell.

    Whoops. I was gonna be nice.

    It kinda got away from me. Sorry

    Tomorrow? Peaceful Protesters.
    That’s all for today kids.

  9. ^ It was already in the vernacular before COVID started. Once a word gets there, it becomes a “real word.” Sorry, that’s how our language has grown for centuries millennia.

  10. So I have been socially distancing before it was cool?
    Let’s try a new term. Suppressed hornification.
    OK. Never mind

  11. U.S Americans were already some of the most “socially distanced” people in the world….. even before the dempanic bs.

  12. “…………There are More Suicides and Overdoses than COVID Deaths”

    The lefties couldn’t give a shit less…..all those numbers will be added where they are needed the most.

  13. Covid-19 policy has a lot of negative side effects. Just as many medical drugs do where often the negative side effects of the drug are worse than the aliment they are supposed to cure. Have a tummy ache, take pill Z, and you’ll feel better. But it may cause sudden death, or cause you have a stroke, or become suicidal or homicidal.

    Every mayor or governor, when they do their daily covid death report, ought to be required to also report how many people in their city or state that week died in auto accidents, by suicides, from heart attacks, or cancer, etc. to put some perspective in the reporting. And stop the fear mongering.

    Rush reported yesterday about some think tank, that few have heard of, that creates reports for large companies. That found that most Americans believe covid has killed 9% of the US population. Which would be about 30 million people. Not the actual number that is, I think, about 150 thousand. Many angels of death stalk our neighborhoods, covid-19 is not the only one. Just the newest addition.

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