While the DC ruling class and the corporate media would like people to focus their attention exclusively on geopolitical conflicts like the Russo-Ukrainian War, there’s a troubling social development that should be receiving wall-to-coverage.
Namely, America’s growing number of drug overdose deaths. According to data initially released by the National Center for Health Statistics on May 11, 2022, there were over 100,000 drug overdose deaths.
Per an Axios report, the 2021 figures represented a 15% increase in overdose deaths when compared to the 2020 figures. According to the National Center for Health Statistics’ data, at least 107,622 people succumbed to overdoses in 2021.