Two news stories came across my feed.
Fentanyl overdoses become No. 1 cause of death among US adults, ages 18-45: ‘A national emergency’
More adults between 18 and 45 died of fentanyl overdoses in 2020 than COVID-19, motor vehicle accidents, cancer and suicide
Fentanyl overdoses have surged to the leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 45, according to an analysis of U.S. government data.
Between 2020 and 2021, nearly 79,000 people between 18 and 45 years old — 37,208 in 2020 and 41,587 in 2021 — died of fentanyl overdoses, the data analysis from opioid awareness organization Families Against Fentanyl shows.
US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy says he’s alarmed by the rise in suicides among young people and says COVID has caused a mental health crisis, as parents rail against school closures and continued mask mandates.
He continued: ‘You know, a decade before the pandemic, we saw a 40 per cent increase in a number of high school students who said they felt persistent feelings of hopelessness or sadness. We had increases in suicides among kids, to alarming levels.’
Expanding onto why youngsters are suffering mentally, Murthy touched on bereavement and being denied the chance to see friends during lockdowns and school closures.
He said: ‘Well, Dana, I’m so concerned about our children because there is an epidemic, if you will, of mental health challenges that they’ve been facing, and it’s partly because of the pandemic.
‘We’ve seen certainly that many children have lost loved ones during this pandemic, 140,000 kids lost to caregiver. We know that their lives have been turned upside down. They haven’t been able to see friends as often as they would. And that’s taken a toll.
COVID has grown in me a seething hatred of the Silent Generation.
These are the generation between the Greatest Generation and the Boomers, born just before or during WWII and too old to be drafted into Vietnam.
Biden, Pelosi, and Fauci, they are the Silent Generation.
They are also the age demographic most susceptible to COVID.
They are also the ones at the top of our geriatric government.
So they locked everything down to save themselves, damn those younger than themselves.
They have steadfastly refused to retire and pass the torch, hanging onto influence and affluence for far too long.
I swear, had the death rates of COVID been reversed, i.e., very dangerous to children and harmless to the elderly, not a single COVID restriction would have been pit in place. Just memos from Fauci and Pelosi how tragic is it that children are dying by the thousands, but worse is crashing the economy of this nation.
The geriatrics in charge decided to save themselves by causing crippling pain to Generation X and younger.
Every single person over 65 in our government should be shoved out on an ice floe before they do any more damage to our children.