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Overdose Deaths from Fentanyl Surge Reaching Record High in US

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Another record has been reached in the United States: “an estimated 105,752 people died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending October 2021” reports CNN Health. The data was published last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

Two-thirds of the deaths were a result of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. “Fentanyl, even at very, very small quantities, is lethal for most people,” said Katherine Keyes, an associate professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health whose research focuses on psychiatric and substance use epidemiology. “It’s just an incredibly potent opioid.”

The CDC data reveals roughly 15,000 more people died last year, a 16% increase in overdose deaths than in the previous year. CNN reports “data first indicated that  overdose deaths from any drug surpassed 100,000 annually in data through April 2021. This is the seventh month in a row that estimates for the latest 12-month period have stayed above this level.”

“Overdose deaths from methamphetamine and other psychostimulants increased significantly, up nearly 40% from the year before. They accounted for about 30% of all overdose deaths in the latest 12-month period” adds CNN.

Principal research scientist at the University of Washington’s Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute wrote in an email to CNN that “reconceptualizing opioid-use disorder as an urgent health emergency is necessary.”

“Mentally and financially depressed people are at increased risk for harms associated with opioids, so addressing wellness, poverty and housing are essential to health overall, including opioid-use disorder.”

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  1. Stephane

    March 21, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    THANK YOU biden!

  2. Dot

    March 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    These deaths are NOT overdoses! They are POISONINGS from Fentanyl manufactured in China and added to other drugs by the Cartels.

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Sara Carter Exclusive: military age male illegal immigrants say Biden is their president

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President Joe Biden is finally visiting the border, but still he’s staying very far away from any and all migrant crossing hotspots, states Sean Hannity. Sara Carter spent the day at Arizona’s border where she spoke to dozens of migrants from all around the world entering the country illegally. The consensus was unanimous: they all knew President Joe Biden is letting immigrants flood into the U.S.

One individual, a male from Guinea, told Carter that Joe Biden ‘is the president of the immigrants; he is working for the immigrants.’ Carter told Hannity that 1,500 people every single day are coming out of one of the most dangerous places on earth, the jungle near Sasabe, Arizona’s border.

Carter also exclusively showed Hannity a makeshift camp which had been set up at the border by a non-governmental organization (NGO). Smugglers are aware of the location and drop off migrants.

“Every single person coming across the border illegally, from Guinea, Pakistan, El Salvador, Ecuador, you name it, all said the U.S. has an open border policy; an invitation from President Biden” Carter explained.

Carter spoke with the Vice President of the Border Patrol Union asking if he thought the American people comprehend the gravity, the national security implication?

He answered that some people do comprehend it, but Biden still has his loyal followers that believe he is doing his job. However,  the amount of fentanyl and illicit drugs crossing into the U.S. daily, in addition to illegal immigrants coming from 160 plus different countries shows we are very vulnerable to deadly implications. He also explained that the vetting process only has even the slightest chance of working if the individuals have committed crimes in the United States.

Terrifyingly, millions of military aged men from around the world who committed crimes in their home countries are crossing the border. The U.S. agencies will never know they are criminals, and even if they do, their home countries will not take them back.

“Our adversaries such as China and Iran are very aware that our borders are open” and they are taking advantage, Carter laments.

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