The impact of layoffs goes beyond suicide, drug overdosing, and drinking, however. Overall, the death rate for an unemployed person is 63 percent higher than for someone with a job, according to findings in the journal Social Science & Medicine. Now do the math: Layoff-related deaths could far outnumber the 60,400 coronavirus deaths predicted by the University of Washington researchers. This comparison isn't meant to understate the horror of the coronavirus for those who get it and their families." But heavy-handed state edicts to close all "nonessential businesses" need to be reassessed in light of the predictable harm to the lives, livelihoods, and health of the uninfected."