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2021-07-14Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. That estimate far eclipses the high of about 72,000 drug overdose deaths reached the previous year and amounts to a 29% increase. "This is a staggering loss of human life," said Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends. The nation was already struggling with its worst overdose epidemic but clearly "COVID has greatly exacerbated the crisis," he added. Lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions isolated those with drug addictions and made treatment harder to get, experts said.
2020-05-23COVID-19 skeptics argue that the death rate of COVID is exaggerated in comparison to other causes of death. This post argues that heroin is a bigger killer but is being ignored. The commenter rebukes this by asking the last time someone caught a heroin overdose from a sneeze or cough. This was shared on http://reddit.com/r/insanepeoplefacebook by a person who laments their Facebook feed is full of petiole who think like the overdose poster.