Found an article that well explains the worry I have from this extended shutdown of most of the US economy.
4/17/20 – Wall Street Journal – The Hidden Toll of Untreated Illnesses / As COVID-19 overwhelms doctors and hospitals, patients with other conditions receive less care, leading to a rise in mortality.
My concern is the shutdown, loss of income, and isolation will have adverse health consequences. What will we see in terms of the level of increased mortality of people with serious illnesses which would otherwise not occur?
How many people are going to die from the shutdown?
What the tipping point at which the shutdown has more cost in terms of health than benefit? The first step in addressing that question is realizing the question even exists.
(Cross-post from my other blog Nonprofit Update.)
Author of the article is a practicing cardiologist.