Will More People Die from Overdoses This Year Than the Vietnam War?

Rear Adm. Bill Baumgartner, commander of the 7th Coast Guard District, center, congratulates the crew of the CGC Cypress at Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., South Moorings, Oct. 28, 2011. The crew arrived Aug. 28 to offload 7 tons of cocaine seized from a self-propelled semi-submersible in the Western Caribbean Sea Sept. 30, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse

Will more people die from overdoses in 2019 than from the entire Vietnam war, thanks to the Democrats insisting on keeping the border wide open? The simple answer is yes. About 58,000 people died in the Vietnam war.

In 2017, the last year, we have the numbers on, 70,237 overdose deaths in 2017  This is just one of the prices this country will pay for the Democrats hating Trump more than they love America. 90% of all drugs entering the United States comes from across the border with Mexico.

Even Fentanyl, which comes mostly from China comes through our southern border.

From Check Your Fact

If the number of overdose deaths persists, more people in the U.S. will die from overdose deaths this year than Americans who died in the Vietnam War. More people have died from drug overdoses in recent years than people who died in peak years for car crash deaths in 1972, HIV deaths in 1995 and gun deaths in 1993, according to The New York Times.

Provisional CDC data suggests that there might be a slight downturn in the number of overdose deaths, but the most recent one-year figures still surpassed Vietnam War fatalities. It predicted 70,580 overdose deaths for the 12-month period ending in May 2018, but had 67,616 reported deaths reported for that period.

“The seemingly relentless trend of rising overdose deaths seems to be finally bending in the right direction,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said of the preliminary data at a health care conference in October, Politico reported. “We are so far from the end of the epidemic, but we are perhaps at the end of the beginning.”

Contact your reps and your Senators and tell them to close the border with a wall immediately. If you make them feel the heat, they will see the light.