150,000 Brits will die an ‘avoidable death’ during coronavirus pandemic through depression, domestic violence and suicides [LINK].
Up to 150,000 Britons could die from non-coronavirus causes because of the UK’s draconian lockdown, it is feared.
A tentative estimate circulating in Whitehall suggests a six-figure death toll from a long-term lockdown, caused by a spike in suicides and domestic violence.
Official figures show around 9,000 Britons have already died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The pandemic is expected to have a huge knock-on effect on people’s mental health due to financial worries and a disruption to routine.