As the world continues to quarantine due to Covid-19, here are some weird facts that are occurring during the pandemic:
- Physical exercise has decreased by 48%
- Sales of pretzels are and potato chips are up 30%
- Traffic accidents have fallen by as much as 50% since stay-at-home orders went into place.
- Calls to child abuse hotlines have decreased by 20%.
- Calls to suicide hotlines have increased as much as 800% in some areas, thought due to social isolation and economic stressors.
- Calls to Poison Centers are up by 20%, which is thought to be due to increased use of home cleaning supplies.
- Visits to the Emergency Department have decreased by up to 50%. This is thought to be due to concern of getting infected by others during a hospital visit.
- The rate of heart attacks has decreased by 40% worldwide.
- Both alcohol and marijuana sales are up by 50%.