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

By Matt Connelly
Lines of coke (it is baking powder for the record)

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.”

DENVER POST: What’s killing Coloradans? Increase in COVID, overdose deaths keep state’s mortality level elevated – Read More

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