Top killer among young adults virtually ignored in favor of Covid

Source: Kelen McBreen

As the media and many Americans live in constant fear of Covid-19, a more deadly emergency is being relatively ignored in comparison to the Covid pandemic.

According to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 79,000 Americans aged 18-45 died from fentanyl overdoses between 2020 and 2021.

In comparison, an estimated 53,000 Americans died with Covid between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 15, 2021.

James Rauh, founder of Families Against Fentanyl, said in a statement, “This is a national emergency. America’s young adults — thousands of unsuspecting Americans — are being poisoned. It is widely known that illicit fentanyl is driving the massive spike in drug-related deaths. A new approach to this catastrophe is needed.”

Data shows fentanyl deaths doubled in the U.S. during the Covid pandemic.

Instead of protecting America’s southern borders from the hoards of drug smugglers bringing the lethal narcotic into the country, the Biden administration announced on Wednesday it will enact sanctions against illegals caught with drugs.

A new Biden executive order states, “I find that international drug trafficking — including the illicit production, global sale and widespread distribution of illegal drugs, the rise of extremely potent drugs such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, as well as the growing role of internet-based drug sales — constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States.”

U.S. Border Patrol has seized over 11,000 pounds of fentanyl so far this year, more than double the amount they found last year.

In the CBP chart below, one can see the amount of the deadly drug seized more than doubling every year from 2019 to now.

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The people dying from fentanyl overdoses are primarily males, coming in at 73%, and 1 in every 5 deaths were in men under 25-years-old.

The states seeing the largest jump in fentanyl deaths were the Western states Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

According to The Guardian, “A 2020 report by the US Drug Enforcement Agency said that while Mexican drug traffickers were increasingly producing tablets that are smuggled into the US, the primary source of fentanyl material – some sent to Mexico – was in China.”

So, America can thank China for both the Covid-19 pandemic and the deadly fentanyl flooding our streets.