The PHLY Zone is back at it this week. The duo of Candis McLean and DeSean Carter talks about Sixers free agency options, JJ Redick’s diss, Doug Pederson’s play calling, the state of the Eagles defense, COVID spikes in the city, and how it has effected the state of mental health statistics. The team also dives into Eagles vs. Giants game predictions, the Sixers’ new hires, and upcoming Philly events.
Over the weekend, Pennsylvania reported a daily increase of 1,857 coronavirus cases, the second-highest single-day total since April 9. Another 2,372 cases on Saturday and Sunday marked 14 straight days of at least 1,000 cases. The statewide case total has climbed to 183,315 since the start of the pandemic, with another thirty-four fatalities on Sunday and Monday raising the COVID-19 death toll to 8,500. Researchers found that among millennials since the COVID outbreak, there’s been a 12% increase in major depression, a 7% increase in alcohol use disorder, and a 5% increase in both tobacco use disorder and substance use disorder. The means nearly one in three millennials are now suffering from behavioral health conditions in 2020.
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Episode 9: Protect Ya Peace