NYT: Drug Deaths Surpass Car and Gun Fatalities Combined

NYT: Drug Deaths Surpass Car and Gun Fatalities Combined


The New York Times reported U.S. drug deaths Wednesday by noting the number of Americans killed by drugs is higher than the number of Americans killed by cars and guns combined.

The NYT tweeted:

Breaking News: Over 100,000 people in the U.S. died of drug overdoses as the pandemic spread, surpassing the toll of gun violence and car crashes combined. The nearly 30% rise in deaths last year was fueled by the use of fentanyl. https://t.co/6SFgqhZcmo

— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 17, 2021

The NYT article says:

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In the 12-month period that ended in April, more than 100,000 Americans died of overdoses, up almost 30 percent from the 78,000 deaths in the prior year, according to provisional figures from

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