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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Firearms in the United States: Will an Epidemic of Suicide Follow?
Since February 2020, as U.S. public health efforts have focused on containing the spread of COVID-19, gun sales in the country have skyrocketed, physical distancing necessary to curb transmission has disrupted social networks, and Americans have faced an unprecedented combination of a public health and economic disaster. The authors of a commentary from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School express concern that this perfect storm could lead to a suicide epidemic and discuss ways to address the potential crisis. Read the full text: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M20-1678.
Media contacts: A PDF for this article is not yet available. Please click the link to read full text. The lead author Eric W. Fleegler, MD, MPH, can be reached through Bethany Tripp at Bethany.Tripp@childrens.harvard.edu.
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