Thursday, March 3, 2022

Drug Spike From Lockdowns And Open Borders Is Killing And Maiming Millions Of Americans; Sen. Cotton Says Biden ‘opened our borders’ to Immigrants Bringing Drugs, and related stories

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Drug Spike From Lockdowns And Open Borders Is Killing And Maiming Millions Of Americans:
The headline of the Feb. 7 Washington Post opinion was intended to be shocking: “The rising homicide rate in D.C. is nothing compared with what fentanyl is doing.” At face value, it is. Despite decades of gentrification, violence is rising in the nation’s capital; if opioid addiction is an even bigger crisis there, that really says something.
But also shocking is that the article’s author, WaPo columnist Petula Dvorak, an outspoken advocate for gun control, is acknowledging the cold, hard truth: The opioid epidemic is a more serious problem in America than gun violence.
Drugs from Mexico, China Are Killing Americans
In the fiscal year ending in 2021, some 100,000 Americans died due to drug overdose, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control. Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids accounted for roughly two-thirds of those overdoses.
Covid lockdowns led to a roughly 30 percent increase in drug deaths, driven by depression, financial hardship, drug use in isolation, less timely 911 calls, and less access to naloxone. This is in spite of years of heightened media attention, costly lawsuits against Big Pharma, and heightened U.S. government action.
Why is this happening? The answer has to do with two countries: Mexico and China. A federal report released in early February documents that Mexico is now the “dominant source” of the country’s fentanyl supply and synthetic opioids. While fentanyl is trafficked primarily across the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexican cartels are also increasingly using the U.S. Postal Service. About 90 percent of illicit drugs entering the United States are either produced or trafficked through Mexico.
Between 2014 and 2019, 70 to 80 percent of fentanyl seized by federal authorities came from China. The precursor chemicals used in Mexican labs still come predominantly from China. The recent federal report blames China for failing to maintain oversight and conduct investigations over the industry that creates these chemicals, and the Mexican government for its gross inability to disrupt the cartels, who exert tremendous influence over Mexican politics. --->READ MORE HERE
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Sen. Cotton says Biden ‘opened our borders’ to immigrants bringing drugs :
Sen. Tom Cotton slammed President Biden over his immigration policies, saying they’ve “completely opened our borders,” allowing lethal drugs to enter the country and immigrants to take jobs away from Americans.
Cotton (R-Ark.) pointed out that 100,000 Americans died in a 12-month span between April 2020 and April 2021 from drug overdoses, with the “majority of the drugs coming from Mexico.”
Deaths due to opioids, including highly potent fentanyl, accounted for more than 75 percent of fatalities during the yearlong span, the dates showed.
“Every state is a border state. And every town is a border town. Joe Biden’s immigration policy has completely opened our borders. We had more than 2 million people enter a country as illegal migrants in the first year of the Biden ​presidency. That’s like adding the entire state of Nebraska​,” Cotton told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM ​ ​radio show in an interview that aired Sunday. --->READ MORE HERE
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