"Fourth Wave of Mass Death" predicted with influx of next-generation drugs, Americans blame Biden
"Fourth wave of mass death" predicted with influx of next-generation drugs, Americans blame Biden
July 31, 2022: Experts are warning that deadly new drug cocktails of fentanyl and uppers are ushering in a fourth wave of “mass death” across the nation as Americans increasingly blame the Biden administration for not addressing the crisis.
Researchers at Chicago’s Northwestern University are predicting that the massive tidal wave of opioid deaths will devastate cities and rural areas adding to a crisis that has already claimed over 500,000 lives in the last 20 years.
Police are discovering much deadlier versions of opioids across the country and they are killing people quite efficiently. As the horrific consequences of letting the drugs flow across the United States surface, the Biden administration is seen as having done very little to stop it. In fact, by leaving the Southern border open to drug traffickers, many contend that the "president" has facilitated the catastrophe, according to the Daily Mail. The report’s co-author, Lori Post, declared that she is “sounding the alarm” on Thursday because overdose deaths are skyrocketing due to the next-generation cocktails of opioids and uppers.
“Not only is the death rate from an opioid at an all-time high, but the acceleration of that death rate signals explosive exponential growth that is even larger than an already historic high,” Post asserted.
Post has studied Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 2019 and 2020. It reportedly shows rising opioid deaths across cities, suburbs, towns, and rural areas that were “worse than it’s ever been before” and would result in “mass death.” The opioid epidemic has evolved from Percocet and Oxycodone in the early 2000s to heroin and then to fentanyl, which is a synthetic painkiller 50-100 times stronger than morphine, according to the report.
Addicts are now overdosing on lethal cocktails of carfentanil, which is another synthetic opioid that is 100 times more potent than fentanyl, mixed with cocaine and methamphetamines. The mixtures are so potent that not even rapid overdose-reversing drugs such as naloxone work to reverse their effects. Colorado police have uncovered these opioids being pushed under the street name “Pyro.” The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said the light blue pills are marked with the letter “M” and the number 30.
In Utah, Highway Patrol troopers busted a 21-year-old driver on Tuesday after finding a cache of 190 lbs. of blue M-30 fentanyl pills, worth approximately $1.7 million. They also found cocaine and methamphetamine in the car, according to St. George News.
Oregon health officials announced in July that drug overdose deaths had more than doubled between 2019 and 2021. They contend the deaths are largely driven by fentanyl and have requested urgent supplies of the rescue drug naloxone.
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) claimed this week that the overdose epidemic in Maine was the “worst it’s ever been” with a 9 percent increase to more than 9,500 deaths last year. More than three-quarters of those deaths were due to fentanyl.
“What we’re doing is not working,” Collins contended.
“Our inability to secure the southern border has an adverse impact and contributes directly to our inability to stop the flow of drugs into this country,” she told a health panel in Washington.
At least a tenth of drug overdoses are among the elderly, Collins claimed.
Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Collins have introduced a bill to address challenges that Medicare beneficiaries face when they attempt to get treatment for addiction.
Collins and Cardin join many Americans who charge that the drug problem is getting progressively worse and that Biden isn’t doing enough to stop it, according to Rasmussen Reports.
Forty percent of those surveyed said opioid drug abuse is a “major problem” in the area they live in and 44 percent said the crisis had gotten “worse” over the last year under Biden’s leadership.
When asked if the Biden administration is doing enough to fight the opioid drug crisis, 56 percent replied “no.” Twenty-five percent are not sure and 19 percent said “yes.”
A majority of Republicans, 74 percent, and 58 percent of Independents, do not believe the president has done enough to address the problem, and 39 percent of Democrats agree with that sentiment.
Source: BPR News (Business & Politics)