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Man with alcohol and cigarette To prevent additional deaths, experts recommend the government “[provide] meaningful work to those who are unemployed” and better access to health and mental care. (Photo: Getty)
Tens of thousands of Americans could die from alcohol, drugs and suicide as a result of the health and economic effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, per a new report.

Researchers at the Well Being Trust (WBT) and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care have warned that 75,000 Americans could die from “deaths of despair” as a result of the massive unemployment and forced periods of isolation they might be experiencing.

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