Clare Galofaro writes for the Associated Press,
As the pandemic ravaged the country, deaths from drug overdoses surged by nearly 30%, climbing to a record high. The drug crisis has also diversified from an overwhelmingly white affliction to killing people of color with staggering speed.
And, she adds,
The death rate last year was highest among Native Americans…
The entire article is worth a read. It tells of a tribe and a family struggling to come to terms with the drug crisis that has exploded during the pandemic. And it’s a crisis that no longer leaves much of the nation untouched.