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Drug overdose deaths 621, COVID 173: San Francisco


The San Francisco Chronicle reports that nearly 4 times as many people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco than died of COVID-1984 in 2020. And in just 11 months, the number of overdoses recorded in the city had increased by 180 over the total number of overdose recorded in 2019. In comparison, 173 people had died of COVID so far in 2020. The lockdowns are largely blamed for the dramatic increase in overdose deaths.

Breitbart explains:

Drug overdoses have killed 621 people in San Francisco this year, nearly four times as many as have been killed by COVID-19, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A report in the Chronicle noted on Saturday:

Fifty-eight more people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco last month [November], bringing the yearly total to at least 621. That compares to 441 deaths in all of 2019.

The latest numbers put San Francisco on track to losing nearly two people a day by the end of the year and dwarf the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen so far this year.

The drug crisis has been exacerbated by fentanyl, a powerful opioid that can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

While stay-at-home orders may have made it harder to some addicts to feed their habit, those who have continued using drugs have done so in relative isolation, meaning that they are less likely to find help if they have an overdose.

READ: Overdoses Kill 621 in San Francisco Thus Far in 2020; Coronavirus Kills 173

Of course, this isn’t the first time people have noted that the COVID-1984 lockdowns may be resulting in more suffering and deaths than from Coronavirus, that the lockdowns are failing to stop.

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