While COVID-19 deaths have the potential for exponential growth due to the nature of a viral pandemic, they are dwarfed by the number of people who have died from drug overdoses in the city this year.
As of Dec. 16, the San Francisco Department of Public Health reports that 172 people have died from COVID-19. The number of overdose deaths reported through the end of October stood at 570. There were 441 in 2019.
Dr. Hannah Snyder, an addiction specialist at San Francisco's general hospital, said the main driver of overdose death is the prevalence of the powerful opioid fentanyl.
Perhaps Speaker Pelosi should stop virtue signaling about Covid from in front of her $24,000 freezer and do something about the drug epidemic in her district, no?