Trump is a public health problem

Posted by | February 22, 2017 10:58 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Planet Politics Pot Luck

Felling blue (pardon the pun) and stressed about Donald Trump? Well, you are not alone – and it turns out to be a public health issue:

Two-thirds of people in the United States say that concern over the future of the country is a “very or somewhat significant” source of stress, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association.

Communities of color are particularly impacted, with nearly seven in 10 black respondents saying the outcome of the election is a “very or somewhat significant” source of stress. By comparison, 56 percent of Latino and 42 percent of white respondents said the same.

The study, “Stress in America,” was produced by the APA based on survey data it commissioned from Harris Poll. It finds that, compared to all other generations, millennials are bearing the greatest burden, with 58 percent reporting the outcome of the election as a key source of stress.

Meanwhile, the report finds that communities of color report that “police violence toward minorities” is a clear source of stress, with the short period between August 2016 and January 2017 marking a considerable rise across the board.

“Among white Americans, the percentage for whom this is a significant source of stress increased from 27 percent to 35 percent,” the report states. Meanwhile, the report determines that the stress levels for the category of “Hispanic rose from 47 percent to 53 percent; black rose from 68 percent to 71 percent; Asian rose from 42 percent to 57 percent.”

These high levels of stress appear to be harming public health. “The percentage of people reporting at least one health symptom because of stress rose from 71 percent to 80 percent over five months,” the report states. Roughly a third of respondents reported headaches, feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiety, depression or sadness.

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

23 responses to Trump is a public health problem

  1. mea_mark February 22nd, 2017 at 11:22

    Making America Ghastly Again, just like we were in the 1860’s during the civil war. Dis-ease is spreading because a buffoon is our leader.

    • fahvel February 22nd, 2017 at 11:49

      the boob is only a leader if you follow. At best, buffoon works well but never a leader – not some fool who follows fox and the pretty sparkles he imagines surround his head.

      • mea_mark February 22nd, 2017 at 12:48

        Unfortunately there are those that are still following the buffoon.

        • Red Mann February 22nd, 2017 at 13:01

          To paraphrase the Bible, “the fools we shall always have with us”

  2. Charlie Seivard February 22nd, 2017 at 17:04

    Trump is a menace in every area of human existence..

  3. Suzanne McFly February 22nd, 2017 at 17:14

    Don’t stress over this slob. Get a punching bag and let the anger out, just make it to the damn voting booth next time.

  4. mistlesuede February 22nd, 2017 at 17:55

    I can relate. And it’s why I haven’t been commenting.

    • ☠ expect resistance ✪ February 22nd, 2017 at 19:24

      I hear you, me too.

      • mistlesuede February 23rd, 2017 at 15:06

        And to add to the misery, Alan Colmes has died. :(

        • Mister Atoz February 23rd, 2017 at 16:55

          I didn’t know that was his site. How very sad. From everything I’ve heard, he’s such a kind person.

          • mistlesuede February 23rd, 2017 at 23:12

            Yes on all points.
            Look for an email from me relatively soon.

            • Mister Atoz February 23rd, 2017 at 23:15

              I’ve been in a funk and haven’t checked my email for weeks. I plan on catching up this coming Tuesday. xox

              • mistlesuede February 23rd, 2017 at 23:29

                I should be able to get one to you by then. ;)
                Sorry to hear about the funk. At least we are sharing something right now.

              • mistlesuede February 28th, 2017 at 17:53


                • Mister Atoz February 28th, 2017 at 19:50

                  OK. Friday is when I’m going to try to catch up (assuming people will even talk to me).


  5. whatthe46 February 22nd, 2017 at 19:30

    further proof he’s a public health problem:

    • bpollen February 23rd, 2017 at 03:33

      Don’t white supremacists include Juwes (Jack T. Ripper reference) in their Pantheon of Peoples We Don’t Like?

      • whatthe46 February 23rd, 2017 at 09:42


        • bpollen February 23rd, 2017 at 15:55

          I’m basically saying that I thought the White Suprematwits hated Jews too.

          (The reference was to a bit of graffiti on a wall above where part of a Jack The Ripper’s victim’s bloodied apron was found. It was a popular sentiment at the time that the Ripper was a Jew. In that bit of grafitti, they spelled it “Juwes” instead of “Jews.”)

    • Joe Mannion February 23rd, 2017 at 09:52

      Miller is a Jew you cretinous slug.

      • whatthe46 February 23rd, 2017 at 10:12

        self hating. your point? you ignorant ass.

  6. bpollen February 23rd, 2017 at 03:30

    Before inauguration, he was a pubic health problem.

  7. Willys41 December 31st, 2017 at 02:15

    Dateline 1949: The facts didn’t matter then either.

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