Dr. Martin Makary is sounding the alarm that children are 10 times more likely to die of suicide than coronavirus.
Makary is professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“New research on kids we should have anticipated: Self-harm and overdoses increased 91-100%. Published this morning by @FAIRHealth @axios @caitlinnowens. Kids are 10X more likely to die of suicide than coronavirus. #OpenSchoolsNow to save lives,” he tweeted Tuesday.
The study he cites states was published March 2 by the nonprofit FAIR Health and titled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Mental Health.” Its summary notes that kids’ self-harm and suicides have increased exponentially during COVID-19 lockdowns that have closed schools.
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