Jul 01, 2021

Deaths from drug overdoses surge in some Black communities amid COVID-19

PBS NewsHour

As the pandemic filled American hospitals and brought life to a near standstill in 2020, the longstanding opioids epidemic was only intensifying, essentially out of sight. As Amna Nawaz reports, the death toll from that epidemic, once centered on rural, largely white parts of the country, appears to have shifted more heavily to urban, African-American communities.

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