A record number of Americans died of drug overdoses last year as pandemic lockdowns created widespread depression creating a huge increase in demand for legal and illegal synthetic opioids. Fentanyl is a dangerous synthetic street drug that is 50 times stronger than morphine and heroin, and many people accidntally overdose on fentanyl. US deaths from drug overdoses rose nearly 30% to more than 93,000 in 2020 – the highest ever recorded. -GEG
A record number of Americans died of drug overdoses last year as pandemic lockdowns made getting treatment difficult and drug dealers laced more of their products with a powerful synthetic opioid, according to data released on Wednesday.
U.S. deaths from drug overdoses leapt nearly 30% to more than 93,000 in 2020 – the highest ever recorded.
“During the pandemic, a lot of (drug) programs weren’t able to operate. Street-level outreach was very difficult. People were very isolated,” said Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, a health policy expert at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.
Arman Maddela, 24, recognizes he was at risk of being among those who died. A recovering addict, he relapsed during the pandemic and was using fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine, and heroin.
Dr. Samantha Bailey explained the dubious origin of the so-called Wuhan “virus” and said that it started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China when a cluster of 41 patients who had pneumonia were hospitalized and six died.
Republican Representatives Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louie Gohmert are trying to help dozens of Capitol protesters who are being detained in prison and reportedly abused and tortured. None of the detainees were violent, none had firearms, and none have been charged with insurrection.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill making masks optional in schools after two mothers, Kimberly Reicks and Emily Peterson, became activists against mandatory masks for children in schools. The law also prevents businesses from requiring consumers to wear masks.
Republican Representative Thomas Massie tweeted: “Might as well come into my office and arrest my entire staff. We are not wearing masks. I support the Capitol Hill Police, but the Chief of Police made a mistake here. The physician and the chief of police don’t have this authority.”
A new state law that requires health officials to consult with legislative bodies before taking any action and giving those bodies veto power over some orders. A battle is raging as Page says that his mandate is still valid. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, has filed suit challenging the order.
Peggy Hall said that the DOJ)’s announcement that it is legal for private companies and public agencies to require employees to take vaccines is false. She explained that the DOJ does not have power to mandate vaccines because it is part of the executive branch, and is not the legislature of a court.
The CDC reports the inflated rate of hospitalization for any patient who tests positive for the virus. For example, an asymptomatic child who tests positive after being injured in a bicycle accident could counted as a COVID case. The CDC doesn’t distinguish whether a child is hospitalized for Covid or with Covid.
Rappoport pointed out that more unvaccinated people are are being diagnosed with COVID because they are more likely to get a test than vaccinated people. Also, the test protocol has been altered for vaccinated people to make the tests less sensitive, and therefore, producing fewer false positive results.
A federal appeals court ruled that the CDC exceeded its authority by temporarily halting evictions amid the pandemic. The moratorium is set to expire at the end of July. Landlords argue that the moratorium amounts to unlawful government overreach that costs property owners $13 billion each month.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and some health care employees. Newsom compared unvaccinated people to drunk drivers who put others’ lives at risk.
The Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require its health care workers receive the COVID vaccine. Joe Biden said his administration was considering requiring all federal workers to get vaccinated.
Biden explicitly blamed the unvaccinated for the surge in case numbers despite many who have received the jab have also been diagnosed with COVID. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination status. A recommendation is not a law.
Democrat Representative Cori Bush claimed that she received hateful messages from “white supremacists,” however, journalist Amanda Presto noticed that one of the threats Rep. Bush posted was an unsubmitted request form.
PayPal and the ADL aim to cut off the revenues of those that they deem to be profiting from hate but they will also be harvesting data on “extremist and hate movements” and sharing this data “broadly across the financial industry.”
While cases of COVID-19 soared nationwide, hospitalizations and deaths caused by influenza dropped. There were only 646 deaths relating to the flu among adults reported in 2020, whereas in 2019 the CDC estimated that between 24,000 and 62,000 people died from influenza-related illnesses.
Evidence of election fraud includes: eyewitness testimony, visual evidence such as total votes counted for Trump dropping on live television, statistical anomalies that indicate criminal fraud, expert testimony, credible proponents, unconstitutional changes in election laws, and more…
The FBI used at least 12 confidential informants to entrap six patsies in a manufactured kidnapping plot that was used to sway the 2020 election. The FBI assembled the key plotters, encouraged the group’s anti-government feelings, and even gave its members military-style training.
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Notorious lockdown states such as New York and New Jersey have some of the worst mortality numbers. States with no restrictions, such as Texas and Florida, have fewer deaths than New York and New Jersey. Every state that has removed its mask mandate is outperforming New York and New Jersey in terms of deaths.
An elderly woman in a nursing home is confused by being separated by a window when her son visits her. Loneliness and despair caused by Covid-19 policies have killed many Americans. It is easy to see how isolation of the elderly in medical facilities could cause death from despair. Where is the public outcry?