The Death Toll From U.S.A Drug Overdoses Has Risen During The Covid-19 Lockdown
The covid-19 epidemic is the name of a global terror. The whole world is trying to control the Covid-19 epidemic.
The covid-19 epidemic is the name of a global terror. The whole world is trying to control the Covid-19 epidemic. The whole world is desperate to find a vaccine. Many people are also dying due to overdose of drugs in the lockdown of this Covid-19 epidemic.
Initially, between September 2019 and September 2020, more than 87,200 people in the United States died from drug overdoses.
According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths in the United States increased in the first half of the COVID-19 epidemic.
In the 12 months from September 2019 to September 2020, more than 87,200 people in the United States died from drug overdoses, primarily opioid-related, according to data released Wednesday (April 16). However, officials estimate that the overdose may have caused more than 3,000 additional deaths that have not been officially reported.
According to The New York Times, this is the highest number of overdose deaths since the opioid epidemic began in the 1990s. This is the first time in decades that the United States has experienced such an exorbitant death in 2018.
Overdose deaths began within a few months of the time of the epidemic but have since increased since last spring. The number of overdose deaths from September 2019 to September 2020 was 28.8% higher than the overdose deaths from September 2018 to September 2019.
According to the Times, the highest increase in deaths occurred in April and May 2020, when many states were under the harshest lockdown, people were losing their jobs, and fears of epidemics and stress were widespread.
A specialist in medicine at the Grayken Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Jessica Taylor said, “Especially in the early days of COVID-19, we noticed that so far this epidemic has kept people away from addiction treatment services, overdoses should be avoided to protect themselves from harm and keep society safe. Everyone will be safe.
Taylor added that the use of telemedicine treatments and medications to cure addiction complications exacerbates this trend.
According to the Times, most drug overdoses are due to illegally made fentanyl and other synthetic opioids but some are also due to stimulant drugs such as methamphetamine. Combinations of drugs have been linked to multiple deaths, such as fentanyl or heroin.
The Times reported, "Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, told a drug addiction conference last week," The highest rate of opioid deaths by fentanyl is now higher among black Americans. "And when you look at mortality due to methamphetamine, it shows that American Indians and Alaskan Natives are 12 times more likely to die than any other group."
This new report is based on information from the National Vital Statistics System database.