Assistant HHS secretary: ‘How many more lives are we willing to sacrifice in the name of containing the virus?’

May 19, 2020

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During a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the assistant secretary for mental health and substance use, warned that the effects of the coronavirus shutdowns on the mental health of citizens will last much longer than the COVID-19 virus pandemic. She questioned whether public health officials have been placing enough weight on the mental well-being of individuals during the pandemic.

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