Someone save San Francisco!
According to a report from The Daily Wire, San Francisco had 84 accidental drug overdose deaths in August, or about five deaths every two days, according to preliminary data.
From The Daily Wire:
August surpassed January’s 83 drug deaths for the deadliest month since San Francisco started tracking monthly overdose deaths in early 2020.
Fentanyl was involved in 66 of last month’s drug deaths.
So far this year, a total of 563 people have died from a drug overdose in San Francisco, although the causes of over 100 of those deaths are still under examination.
San Francisco is now on track to see 845 overdose deaths this year, which would beat the record 725 deaths the city saw in 2020, accordingto city data. Last year, fatal overdoses dropped to 647 deaths, but they have spiked again this year. Back in 2017, a much lower number, 222 people, died from overdoses in the city.
“It’s crazy, so sad out here, it’s like a zombie apocalypse,” Georgia Taylor, 32, told the San Francisco Chronicle. Taylor said she started using fentanyl “because I lost my two kids to child protective services and had a broken heart.”
“You can’t help people who don’t want help,” Taylor told the outlet. “You can find 100 people out here who have 100 different reasons for using, and we all have to be ready to quit before it will work. I’ve been clean before, and I so, so want to get clean again before I overdose and die. But it’s so hard.”
More over at The Daily Wire:
San Francisco Sees Record Drug Overdose Deaths In August: ‘Like A Zombie Apocalypse’
— Michael Schafer (@Michael19201592) September 22, 2023