As we go into the holiday season with the lamentations of
and Tony Fauci screeching through television screens about the spread of Omicron, Americans ages 18-45 can rest a little easier to know that they are more likely to die from fentanyl overdose than COVID. You might remember fentanyl as the drug that
was hopped up on when he died.
As reported by
, from 2020 to 2021, fentanyl overdoses overtook
, car accidents, cancer, and
as the number one cause of death among Americans between the ages of 18 and 45.
“Between 2020 and 2021, nearly 79,000 people between 18 and 45 years old […] died of fentanyl overdoses. […] Comparatively, between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 15, 2021, there were more than 53,000 COVID-19 deaths among those between the ages of 18 and 49.”