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According to the @CDCgov, there was a 30% increase in overdose deaths in 2020. #OverdoseDeaths #CDC #NIH #PublicHealthData #ph260720
@CDC's 2019 data show that 70%+ of all fatal drug overdoses (a total of 71,000 that year) involved an opioid #Opioids #OverdoseDeaths #ph260720 Image Source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/deaths/index.
This means that each day in the United States, there were over 130 #OpioidOverdoseDeaths and over 5 each hour. #ph260720
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The chief coroner of #Ontario + others have released report today for #OverdoseDeaths during #COVID19

The stats reflect exactly what PWUDs & harm reductionists have been saying all year: that they are living through a horrifying disaster.

#thread full of rage & grief
In the first 15 weeks of the pandemic, almost 700 people died from overdose - thats an avg of 46 people dying each WEEK.

Its anticipated that there will be a 50% INCREASE in the number of people who die from overdose in 2020 in comparison to 2019. #ONpoli Image
Since the beginning of this crisis in 2016/2017 - more and more people keep dying FROM PREVENTABLE DEATHS from the toxic illicit drug supply.

A toxic illicit drug supply thats a direct result of years of prohibition - prohibition born out of white supremacy. ImageImage
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