Overdoses “Biggest Driver” of Increased Death for Young Coloradans, Rate Jumps 95% for Men

By Matt Connelly
Overdoses “Biggest Driver” of Increased Death for Young Coloradans, Rate Jumps 95% for Men

Never forget what the COVID lockdowns pushed by politicians and unelected health bureaucrats have done to the fabric of American society.

Then, add in the pro-drug policies pushed by liberal radicals like Jared Polis, Brittany Pettersen, Yadira Caraveo, Phil Weiser, and you have a real recipe for disaster. 

In the Denver Post this morning, an analysis of Colorado’s 2021 mortality data shows that there were “10,363 more deaths in 2021 than pre-pandemic average” and “for adults younger than 45, overdoses were the biggest driver of increased death.”

According to the Denver Post, overdose rates jumped 95% for men and 59% for women above pre-pandemic levels:

“Drug overdoses were a significant factor in the expanding gap. Fatal overdose rates rose about 59% above pre-pandemic levels among women and 95% among men. Since men were more likely to die of overdoses before the pandemic — as they have nationwide since at least the late 1990s — that translated to roughly double the death rate from drug poisoning that women faced in 2021.”

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.