Networks Bury Study Showing Opioids, NOT Covid, Is Leading Cause of Death for Young Adults

Families Against Fentanyl was founded on December 15. exposedHow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data (CDC) revealed that fatal overdoses of fentanyl are now the number one cause of death for people aged between 18 and 45. This is in contrast to the coronavirus. Even though Covid is still being taken seriously, you would have thought that major broadcasters would acknowledge it.

The news has been ignored by the flagship evening and morning newscasts of ABC and CBS since that time.’s Audrey Conklin More information is available in the December 16 articleInformation about the death toll as well as the drug itself. “opioid that can be deadly even in very small amounts, and other drugs, including heroin, meth and marijuana, can be laced with the dangerous drug”:

Fentanyl overdoses have surged to the leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 45, according to an analysis of U.S. government data.

Between 2020 and 2021, nearly 79,000 people between 18 and 45 years old — 37,208 in 2020 and 41,587 in 2021 — died of fentanyl overdoses, the data analysis from opioid awareness organization Families Against Fentanyl shows.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, more than 53,000 deaths from COVID-19 occurred between January 1, 2020 and December 15, 2021.

In addition to having to admit that something is deadlier and worth worrying more about than Covid, one reason for the omission could be the fact that, as FNC’s Carley Shimkus repeatedly noted throughout the end of December, fentanyl has infiltrated the U.S. via the Mexico border after having been made in China.

The liberal media should at the very least try to cover this tragic event by promoting border security, and resisting communist China. Maybe Politifact has a cartoon-like version of this tragic reality Was only half-true.

The Fox News Channel (FNC), in contrast to ABC, CBS and NBC’s silence, has reported on the story more than a dozen other times.

For example, FNC’s Fox & FriendsWeekend co-host Will Cain spoke out on December 17 Fox News Prime TimeDecember 18 Fox & Friends Saturday (click “expand”):

CAIN: But it’s not just mental health and suicides that are up. As well, overdoses have been on the rise. In fact, take a guess at what the number one cause of death is among U.S. adults ages 18 to 45. I’ll tell you: It’s not Covid-19. It’s fentanyl overdoses. Data shows that fentanyl deaths doubled from 32,754 deaths to 64,178 deaths over the last two years. All these numbers, all of this information – it is solid proof of a real health crisis unfolding and nothing is being done about it. In fact, Dr. Fauci and Joe Biden seem totally unconcerned.


CAIN: And I’ll just leave this quickly, Pete, maybe we can talk about it throughout the morning. Hosting was my intention PrimeTime this week and one of the stories we focused on last night was the leading cause — the leading cause of death, number one in the United States of America for people age 18 to 45, it’s not Covid. 


CAIN: It’s fentanyl overdose. It is fentanyl overdose, flooding over that border, poisoning – our people are being poisoned with an illicit drug flowing over our southern border. If that’s not a crisis, if that’s not the preeminent crisis I don’t know how you define crisis. 

HEGSETH: Such a great point and you did a phenomenal job – I saw that last night – you did a great job all week on PrimeTime. So, here we are –

CAIN: We are grateful. 

HEGSETH: — snuffing out a milder form of a virus that we are living with for two years while we ramp up the shear open borders down south.

Skip ahead to the December 21st and 30th episodes Fox & Friends First, It Hill’s Joe Concha offered a question for reporters to ask President Biden while FNC’s Kevin Corke put a fine point on the importance of acknowledging both Covid and fentanyl deaths (click “expand”):

CONCHA [on 12/21/21]: More than two million people crossed into the U.S. illegally this year, record amounts of fentanyl have also come across. Fentanyl overdoses, sir, are the leading cause of death for those 18 to 45 years old in this country yet you never talk about fixing the border or addressing the fentanyl crisis. What is the problem?


CORKE [on 12/30/21]: The deaths just, again, staggering when you look at the number of people dying from drug overdose deaths. We talk a lot about covid for obvious reasons, but I think people also need to keep in mind that there’s a massive number of Americans who are dying from drug overdose deaths.

The closest any of the broadcast networks came was a December 19 interview on CBS’s Face the NationMargaret Brennan was the moderator Broadly speakingAnne Milgram, former CNN analyst and Drug Enforcement Agency chief (on the subject of fentanyl entering the country), addresses the problem.

And on December 30’s GMA3According to ABC, “for the first time, more Americans died from overdoses than car crashes and gun fatalities combined during this pandemic”A piece was published before that referred to legal injections sites. Some cities go further and disperse needles free of charge. Both are free of strings or attempts to stop them.

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