Madam, Suicide numbers are just more dodgy modelling. Unless you...

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    Madam,

    Suicide numbers are just more dodgy modelling.

    Unless you have a suicide note that says ‘my suicide is entirely as a result of....losing my business / losing my job / not coping with...Covid, and for no other reason’, then you have nothing. I’m far from an expert in the field, but I imagine that suicide comes from taking hit, after hit, after hit, until it finally all becomes too much. Covid, for some, might just be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. But you have to wonder, for people in such a mental state, if it wasn’t for Covid would there just be that other piece of straw that breaks their back, just around the corner.

    The other thing with suicide is that it is a voluntary action. Dying from Covid is completely involuntary.
 
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