Study Proves COVID Lockdowns Increased Alcohol Deaths by 1/3

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By now, it’s become clear that the US government, in particular, its Democratic side, overdid the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021. And studies now show that those policies may have actually caused more deaths.

While most of us were pretty much forced to live under a rock for those years, we understood all too well just what was going on with the rest of the world as we waited. COVID-19 was supposedly ravaging the world, and mainstream media outlets from everywhere were clear.

We were told people were dying right and left that it wasn’t safe to go to work, school, or even church. And if you did have to venture out, it had better be for only the essentials and you had better be covered from head to toe in masks and vaccines.

And even then, people were still dying… or so we were told.

So the masking, vaccine, and self-quarantine mandates continued despite growing information that the virus wasn’t all that deadly for most.

Looking back, we know it was all a bit ridiculous. Some of us let our fear get the better of us, and by some of us, I mean the political left, who like to use instances of fear such as that to control and force-feed us.

But what we can also see now is that on top of the exaggerated COVID-19 deaths, an increasing number of lives were lost due to the very policies that were supposed to keep us safe.

For instance, the National Library of Medicine noted in a study conducted in February 2023 that adult suicides “showed a larger increase” during the pandemic period. They pointed out that this was not just in the number of actual suicides committed or suicide attempts but also “the increase in suicidal ideation was particularly noticeable.”

Now, of course, this shouldn’t be shocking to most of us.

I mean, let’s sequester people in their homes for months at a time and force them to live apart from family, friends, and pretty much all social interaction. Then, lets impose social distancing, masking mandates, vaccine threats, etc. Oh, and let’s make sure they are scared to not get the vaccine, and scared to go to work.

As we also know, all those months without work or limited access to it left many in deep financial holes.
No wonder people’s mental health became a serious factor.

Another study similarly noted that during the same pandemic period of mass isolation, alcohol abuse and deaths also increased. And not just by a little.

According to a February 2023 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was a whopping 29 percent increase in deaths from excessive alcohol use from 2020 to 2021.

Per the report, there were about 138,000 deaths from excessive alcohol consumption in the United States from 2016 to 2017. But from 2020 to 2021, there were about 178,000.

That’s an increase of nearly one whole third.

And just in case you need a little more perspective, that means that about 40,000 more people literally drank themselves to death during those years than prior to the pandemic.

Naturally, many have drawn the connection that the policies that kept us under lock and key may have largely contributed to this increase, as they also contributed to the rise in mental health issues nationwide.

Of course, there is nothing that can prove 100 percent that government isolation policies led to these 40,000 or so more deaths.
But it’s hard to imagine the two not being connected at this point, right?

However, it’s not like Biden’s administration can come right and admit that, can they?

Doing so would also be admitting that 1) they went a bit overboard on the whole COVID pandemic and 2) they weren’t really looking out for American lives. Then again, maybe no one stopped to really think about such consequences.

That would be just like a Democrat, wouldn’t it?