Overdose deaths hit a new all-time high in 2021, according to CDC data
ยท May 12, 2022 ยท NottheBee.com

The devastating effects of COVID lockdowns, economic chaos, and skyrocketing crime continue to make themselves readily apparent:

Drug overdoses in the United States were deadlier than ever in 2021, according to provisional data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly 108,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2021, and about two-thirds of those deaths involved fentanyl or another synthetic opioid.

Overdose deaths have been on the rise for years in the US, but surged amid the Covid-19 pandemic: Annual deaths were nearly 50% higher in 2021 than in 2019, CDC data shows.

That's right: Overdose deaths in the United States increased by half over a two-year period. That is not a small jump.

The rise in deaths leveled off somewhat relative to the first awful year of the pandemic, but it's still very much at once-in-a-generation crisis levels:

The spike in overdose deaths in the second year of the pandemic wasn't as quite as dramatic as in the first year: Overdose deaths were up about 15% between 2020 and 2021, compared with a 30% jump between 2019 and 2020.

But the change is still stark. In 2021, about 14,000 more people died of overdose deaths in than in 2020, the CDC data shows.

Every politician right now who helped lock down the country without recognizing the obvious nuclear-level fallout that would result:

The effects of the last two years are going to be with us for many, many more.

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