While the United States is heading towards a third peak of Covid-19 cases, the country is facing another peak, that of overdose. According to the latest U.S. health authority data, in the first quarter 19,416 people died of overdoses, nearly 3,000 more than in the same period last year …
The alarming figures of the overdose virus
One epidemic can hide another. While America is still mired in a long-running Covid-19 epidemic, the country has also recorded a record number of overdoses. According to the latest CDC data, drug overdose deaths increased in the midst of the pandemic in the first few months of 2020, alert The Washington Post. Preliminary figures released Wednesday show that the number of overdose deaths increased by about 10 percent from January to March. In detail, in those three months, 19,416 people died from overdoses, nearly 3,000 more than in the same period last year. Indeed, the United States reached a record high of overdose deaths in 2019, even before the pandemic became a concern. But health authorities across the country began to see an explosion of cases this spring, probably due to a multitude of factors, says WP.
Covid19 – America at a third peak
According to The New-York Times, the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is rising again after a slowdown in late summer. While the pandemic is now shifting to the Midwest and rural areas, cases are tending to increase in most states, many of which are reaching weekly highs. “We are moving in the wrong direction, and this is reflected not only in the number of new cases, but also in the positivity of testing