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San Francisco devastated by 3x more drug deaths than COVID deaths in 2020

The United States has undoubtedly suffered unprecedented hardship and loss over the last year as the coronavirus ravaged its way through the country. 

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The United States has undoubtedly suffered unprecedented hardship and loss over the last year as the coronavirus ravaged its way through the country. 

But, in San Francisco, one thing caused more death than the pandemic: drug overdose. 

Nearly three times as many people died from drug overdose than from the coronavirus in 2020, highlighting the city’s overwhelming drug epidemic fueled by fentanyl, according to the SF Gate. 

Specifically, that’s a whopping 699 people that died from drug overdose compared to 235 people that died from COVID, according to a new report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

Americans have been told time and time again to stay home and isolate, especially in California, which ultimately helped fuel the problem. Kristen Marshall, project manager for the city-funded Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project, said the pandemic was behind the rise in overdose deaths. 

“The one golden rule of overuse prevention is to try to not use alone, and the shelter-in-place order said to keep yourself safe, you need to isolate,” Marshall told the SF Gate.

“That’s just the opposite. People at high risk went into isolation and that heightened the risk. The chaos put people at higher risk. The worst months were in the dead of summer when it was most chaotic for this community.” 

Of the 2020 overdose fatalities reported by the city, 26 percent occurred in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood with high drug-dealing numbers. The Inner Mission saw the second highest number of overdose deaths, coming in at 16 percent of the fatalities, according to the medical examiner’s report. 

“The volume of these types of deaths has increased – particularly in 2020 – over the last couple of years,” Dr. Luke Rodda, the office’s chief toxicologist, said in an interview with KTVU. “Every single one is someone’s loved one.” 

This rings true nationally as well.

Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in one year period, according to the CDC.

While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months before the pandemic hit, the latest numbers show a spike in overdose deaths during the pandemic.

“The disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic has hit those with substance use disorder hard,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield, M.D. “As we continue the fight to end this pandemic, it’s important to not lose sight of different groups being affected in other ways. We need to take care of people suffering from unintended consequences.”

Indeed, as demonstrated by the numbers in San Francisco, the extremely strict lockdown measures in big democrat-run cities do more to hurt than they do to help. 

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BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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Chivona Newsome

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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Wuhan Scientists Wanted to Release Coronaviruses 21 Months Before Pandemic

Whistleblower Says China Deliberately Released Virus at ’19 Military Games

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Wuhan Scientists Wanted to Release Coronaviruses 21 Months Before Pandemic, Whistleblower Says China Deliberately Released Virus at ’19 Military Games

The Daily Mail reported on some bombshell revelations with regard to China and the coronavirus pandemic. Among the stunning pieces of information is the discussion of releasing the coronavirus had occurred before the pandemic, as well as a whistleblower alleging the virus was purposely released by Chinese officials in 2019.

The Daily Mail reports:

Scientists in the Chinese city where Covid emerged planned to alter coronaviruses and release them into bat caves 21 months before the pandemic kicked off, leaked documents have revealed.

Dr Peter Daszak, president of New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, proposed working with a group of scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology to carry out the research.

The experts wanted to genetically enhance coronaviruses and release them among bats in Yunnan — around 1,240miles (2,000km) south west of Wuhan — in the hopes it would stop new viruses jumping from bats to humans…

They also wanted to create a genetically enhanced virus that could infect humans easier, according to papers unearthed last night.

Researchers asked the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) for $14.2million (£10.4million) cash to fund the project. But it turned the proposal down over concerns it would put ‘local communities at risk’…

…The proposals — called the DEFUSE project — were released by Drastic, a group of international scientists looking into the origins of the pandemic, which were passed details of the plans by a whistleblower.

Scientists have said the documents are genuine, but it is impossible to confirm.
Drastic said the documents show that EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology ‘attempted to carry out advanced and dangerous human pathogenicity bat coronavirus research that would clearly qualify as gain of function’.

‘Peter Daszak and the EcoHealth Alliance proposed injecting deadly chimeric bat coronaviruses collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology into humanised and “batified” mice,’ Drastic said.

The project aimed to determine the risk of coronaviruses and develop methods to prevent outbreaks.

Additionally, a whistleblower “has sensationally claimed China deliberately spread Covid at a military tournament two months before the rest of the world knew about the deadly virus” reports the Daily Mail:

Ex-Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng said The World Military Games in October 2019 — two months before China told the World Health Organization about the first cases — could have acted as the virus’ first super-spreader event.

The international tournament for military athletes was held in Wuhan – the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic – two months before China notified the World Health Organisation about its first cases.

Mr Jingsheng claimed it was no coincidence some of the 9,000 international athletes who gathered for the event reportedly became sick with a mystery illness.

‘I thought the Chinese government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,’ he told the new Sky News documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan.

The whistleblower claimed he had heard of the Chinese government carrying out an ‘unusual exercise’ during the games.

‘[I knew] of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort,’ he said.

His claims were supported by the former Principal China Adviser to the US State Department Miles Yu.

He said French, German and American athletes were among those to fall ill at the tournament with Covid-like symptoms, but were never tested for the virus.

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