Meanwhile, Justice Department considers allowing safe havens for addicts where users can legally shoot up.
One life insurance company has come out with a staggering statistic: An executive from OneAmerica estimated that death rates in typically young healthy adults between 18 and 65 are currently up 40 percent over what they were before the covid pandemic.
That’s a staggering amount, as J Scott Davison, CEO of insurance company OneAmerica, explained during a health care conference organized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce this week. Davison said that his company is seeing the highest death rates now than he’s ever seen before since he started in the insurance business.
OneAmerica offers employers across the country group life insurance, which generally covers people 18 to 64-years-old.
Even more alarming is where those death rates are hitting, with Davison saying it’s primarily among working aged people between the ages of 18 and 64 who are covered by OneAmerica’s group life policies. The insurance company says that’s similar to what the rest of the group life industry is seeing and is consistent with CDC data.
“Death rates are up 40 percent over what they were pre-pandemic,” said Davison of OneAmerica’s group life policyholders.
To illustrate just how severe the current death rate is, Davison said a 1 in 200-year catastrophe would likely only cause a 10 percent increase over pre-pandemic deaths.
The increase in opioids and other drugs during the pandemic contributed to this astonishing number. A responsible politician would start directing resources to stop the border crossing of narcotics and shut down China’s contribution to the fentanyl manufacturing process.
However, Biden is the occupant of the Oval Office. His administration has now funded a grant to distribute crack pipes for “racial equity.”
President Biden’s Health and Human Services department (HHS) is finalizing funding to dole out crack pipes to drug addicts as part of its ‘Harm Reduction Plan.’
The $30 million grant program, which accepted applications until Monday and will begin doling out money in May, intends to provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to make drug use safer, to advance ‘racial equity.’
Included in the grant is money to purchase ‘safe smoking kits/supplies.’ A spokesperson for HHS told the Washington Free Beacon that included in these kits could be pipes for users to smoke substances like crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, or ‘any illicit substance.’
…Handing out pipes is also intended to prompt users to smoke rather than inject themselves with some substances, like meth, as injection is far riskier.
Applicants for the program get priority if they serve ‘underserved communities,’ such as African Americans or Native Americans, or LGBTQ people.
Additionally, Biden’s Department of Justice says it might be open to allowing safe injection sites, which are places where people can shoot up heroin and other narcotics.
The department said it’s ‘evaluating’ such facilities and talking to regulators about ‘appropriate guardrails’ in response to questions from the Associated Press.
The position is a drastic change from its stance in the Trump administration, when prosecutors fought vigorously against a plan to open a safe consumption site in Philadelphia.
The Justice Department won a lawsuit top stop a safe consumption facility from opening in Philadelphia last year. But the Supreme Court declined to take the case in October.
About six weeks later, the first officially authorized safe injection sites opened in New York City in November. The two facilities in East Harlem and Washington Heights – which the city calls ‘overdose prevention centers’ – have intervened in more than 125 overdoses among more than 640 users.
As an example of this type of program, photographs taken at a new ‘linkage center’ in San Francisco last week show an open air illicit drug consumption site that is now littered with needles and crowded with addicts shooting up in broad daylight.
Images taken by DailyMail.com show a woman slumped over in a wheelchair, her pants down around her ankles, preparing to inject a needle into her thigh. The woman sitting on the ground next to her has a needle to her neck.
Many others are sitting on the ground among trash, empty food containers and dirty blankets, as they fumble in with drug paraphernalia in the cold weather.
The center, which opened on January 18, is part of the San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s Tenderloin Emergency Intervention plan introduced last year. The linkage center is located at 1172 Market Street, in the United Nations Plaza. The supervised drug consumption area is an outdoor fenced section of the linkage center – just blocks away from the city’s court house, San Francisco City Hall and the Civic Center. Aerial footage of the area shows the city’s Pioneer Monument overrun with homeless tents. at new ‘linkage center’ in San Francisco last week show an open air illicit drug consumption site that is now littered with needles and crowded with addicts shooting up in broad daylight.
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