Washington Post Coronavirus Live Updates: Pandemic could kill an additional 75,000 Americans in drug, alcohol and related ‘deaths of despair,’ researchers warn

“Undeniably, policymakers must place a large focus on mitigating the effects of COVID. However, if the country continues to ignore the collateral damage — specifically our nation’s mental health — we will not come out of this stronger,” Benjamin F. Miller, chief strategy officer, at WBT, said in a statement.
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