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Since Dem Lockdowns Began, Overdose Deaths in America Hit Staggering All-Time High

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Drug overdoses killed nearly 100,000 Americans from the time lockdowns were first used as a COVID mitigation tactic in March of last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted this week.

The politicized CDC reported that from March of 2020 until March of this year, more than 96,000 deaths in the U.S. were blamed on drugs. The agency found in a report that 96,779 drug overdose deaths occurred year-over-year. That was over a 37 percent increase from the preceding 12 months, in which approximately 70,000 Americans died from a drug overdose, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The CDC reported that only three U.S. states saw fewer drug overdose deaths than they did the year before. The agency also surrendered that there might have been some deaths from drugs which were not counted.

“Drug overdose deaths often require lengthy investigations, and death certificates may be initially filed with a manner of death ‘pending investigation’ and/or with a preliminary or unknown cause of death,” the CDC said. “When the percentage of records reported as ‘pending investigation’ is high for a given jurisdiction, the number of drug overdose deaths is likely to be underestimated.”

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The CDC stated that in jurisdictions where deaths are listed as “pending investigation,” the provisional number of drug overdose deaths counted in 2015 was lower than what was initially reported.

But the agency surrendered, “For jurisdictions reporting greater than 1% of records as ‘pending investigation’ the provisional counts of drug overdose deaths may underestimate the final count of drug overdose deaths by as much as 30%.”

In any event, a record amount of families were left forever scarred last year and this spring by drugs during a time in which seemingly every one of the country’s institutions stole the hope for people who they loved, but who were troubled.

Someone did warn of the potential for such a phenomenon back before health authorities and government officials in mostly Democrat-run areas of the country decided that depriving people of income, human contact and vitamin D was a good idea.

“The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself,” former President Donald Trump first said in March of last year during a COVID briefing at the White House. It was a line he would repeat until last fall.

The Associated Press actually “fact-checked” Trump about his statements on the potential unintended consequences of lockdowns relating to mental health all the way back in March of 2020 — during the initial 15-day period to flatten the curve.

“President Donald Trump is making a baseless claim of surging suicides if the U.S. economy remains mostly shut due to the spread of the coronavirus. There’s no evidence that suicides will rise dramatically, let alone surpass potential coronavirus deaths,” the AP noted. “Historically in a crisis, suicides tend to diminish as society pulls together in a common purpose.”

We sure came together, didn’t we?

The AP noted Trump said at the time, “You’re going to have suicides by the thousands… People get tremendous anxiety and depression, and you have suicides over things like this when you have terrible economies.”

“You have death. Probably and — I mean, definitely — would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we’re talking about with regard to the virus.”

Trump also stated, “Life is fragile, and economies are fragile.”

The AP ruled, “There’s no evidence that suicides will rise dramatically if nationwide social-distancing guidelines that have closed many businesses and are expected to trigger a spike in unemployment stay in place.”

The bias is stunning. How could no one at the wire service have seen past their hatred for Trump enough to admit that assigning a bleak worldview for struggling people might lead some of them to make impulsive decisions, or to self-medicate with dangerous drugs?

The corporate media is so insufferable. Suicides did increase, and so did drug overdoses, according to the CDC.

People for the majority of the year in 2020 were told that their world was forever changed and that there was no hope by a correlate media that peddled in fear — not facts. President Joe Biden’s opened border no doubt contributed to some of these drug overdoses, as it’s probably not hard to get poisons like fentanyl into the country.

Trump might have been off about non-COVID deaths outweighing deaths for those infected, but that’s a toss-up. We can’t trust our government’s health agencies, or even hospitals, to give an honest accounting of true COVID deaths. Plus, lockdowns never worked, so all that Democrats presumably accomplished was killing jobs and causing deaths which, in some cases, might have been avoided.

We’ll never know exactly how many Americans died of COVID, and how many died with COVID. We do know that drug overdoses skyrocketed, and nobody in public health really seemed to care about it until it was time to count the death certificates.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Philadelphia Train Passengers Who Stood by and Watched Alleged Rape Will Not Be Charged

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A group of passengers stood by and watched while a man allegedly raped a helpless woman on a Philadelphia train, with some even holding up their phones toward the apparent assault.

Not a single person intervened.

Now, the passengers who stood gawking during the alleged attack have learned their probable fate.

“It’s still an open investigation, but there is no expectation at this time that we will charge passengers,” Delaware County District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Margie McAboy said, according to The Associated Press.

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As a half-hearted explanation for this statement, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said prosecutors want witnesses to step forward themselves, rather than fearing charges against them. “Pennsylvania law does not allow for the prosecution of a passenger who may have witnessed a crime,” Stollsteimer added.

Police reports from the initial attack paint a gruesome picture.

The alleged assault happened in October of last year. Investigators say security cameras caught part of the encounter, and that the suspect ripped off the victim’s pants before raping her for six to eight minutes.

Surveillance video also shows bystanders seemingly doing nothing during the incident.

Philadelphia 911 never received a call about the attack.

Despite taking place on a train with passengers aboard, it took an observant Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee to finally alert police to something amiss.

Upper Darby police jumped in immediately and arrested 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy.

Ngoy, reportedly an illegal immigrant from the Congo, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and other counts.

The severity of the crimes and the fact that a transportation worker instantly knew something was wrong when he saw the situation hints that passengers should have known they needed to act.

Instead, it seems an infectious bout of apathy swept the crowd.

Requests for the footage to be released have been denied, with authorities citing the ongoing investigation.

With officials remaining tight-lipped on how much these passengers saw and knew, it’s unlikely that we will get a clear answer on the district attorney’s decision anytime soon.

Is this justice? If anything, it seems this decision will only encourage the inaction of people towards heinous crime happening in their own communities.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

A group of passengers stood by and watched while a man allegedly raped a helpless woman on a Philadelphia train, with some even holding up their phones toward the apparent assault. Not a single person intervened. Now, the passengers who stood gawking during the alleged attack have learned their probable fate. “It’s still an open investigation, but there is no expectation at this time that we will charge passengers,” Delaware County District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Margie McAboy said, according to The Associated Press. As a half-hearted explanation for this statement, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said prosecutors want witnesses to step forward themselves, rather than fearing charges against them. “Pennsylvania law does not allow for the prosecution of a passenger who may have witnessed a crime,” Stollsteimer added. Police reports from the initial attack paint a gruesome picture. The alleged assault happened in October of last year. Investigators say security cameras caught part of the encounter, and that the suspect ripped off the victim’s pants before raping her for six to eight minutes. Surveillance video also shows bystanders seemingly doing nothing during the incident. Philadelphia 911 never received a call about the attack. Despite taking place on a train with passengers aboard, it took an observant Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee to finally alert police to something amiss. Upper Darby police jumped in immediately and arrested 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy. Ngoy, reportedly an illegal immigrant from the Congo, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and other counts. Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been charged with subjecting a woman to a 9 minute rape on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train. Not one person came to her aid but got out their smartphones to film it. https://t.co/Sn6lxaKb6O pic.twitter.com/4chyDfBv3p — David Atherton (@DaveAtherton20) October 24, 2021 The severity of the crimes and the…

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Olympic Athlete Reveals Chilling Side Effect of COVID Booster Shot

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Professional athletes fine-tune their bodies in an effort to be the best in the world — but what happens when something goes wrong with a medical procedure?

That’s the unfortunate position Swiss sprinter and Olympian Sarah Atcho found herself in after having a severe reaction to a COVID-19 booster vaccine.

The 26-year-old who competed in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games took to social media on Monday to share her experience with the world, giving a matter-of-fact account of a possibly life-changing event.

“Obviously as you know, I’m trying to be as transparent as I can and now is more important than ever,” she began her lengthy post.

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“On December 22 I got my booster vaccination because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started. I was told that it was safer to get Pfizer (even though I had Moderna the first time) to avoid cardiac side effects,” she wrote.

A recent study found that Moderna’s vaccine is four times more likely to cause heart inflammation than Pfizer’s. Sweden and Finland have both halted its use.

“On December 27 I felt a tightness in the chest and started feeling dizzy while walking up the stairs,” the young athlete continued.

“This happened a few more times until I decided to check with a cardiologist who diagnosed me with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).”

Atcho went on to say she would have to take time off from activities that increased her heart rate.

“I have to admit that I am upset at the situation because we don’t talk enough about the side effects. I feel helpless since this is completely out of my control,” Atcho disclosed.

“I am glad the vaccine helped avoid many deaths and reduce the pressure on the hospitals and hospital staff however I am frustrated that myself as well as other young and healthy people are suffering from these heavy side effects,” she added.

There have been other anecdotal accounts of young athletes experiencing serious side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, but officials still insist this occurrence is rare.

Of course, it’s hard to tell, since even talking about vaccine side effects or expressing skepticism about the jab is enough to get a person de-platformed.

Dr. Robert Malone, who was instrumental in inventing the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines, was thrown off Twitter for expressing his concerns that the vaccines may be doing more harm than good.

Regardless of whether Malone is correct or not, any treatment or procedure should be able to withstand the scrutiny that comes with speaking about its potential side effects.

Perhaps Atcho is a one-in-a-million case — who knows? But the fact that vaccine injury is a subject too taboo to discuss in public raises major red flags.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Professional athletes fine-tune their bodies in an effort to be the best in the world — but what happens when something goes wrong with a medical procedure? That’s the unfortunate position Swiss sprinter and Olympian Sarah Atcho found herself in after having a severe reaction to a COVID-19 booster vaccine. The 26-year-old who competed in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games took to social media on Monday to share her experience with the world, giving a matter-of-fact account of a possibly life-changing event. “Obviously as you know, I’m trying to be as transparent as I can and now is more important than ever,” she began her lengthy post. “On December 22 I got my booster vaccination because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started. I was told that it was safer to get Pfizer (even though I had Moderna the first time) to avoid cardiac side effects,” she wrote. A recent study found that Moderna’s vaccine is four times more likely to cause heart inflammation than Pfizer’s. Sweden and Finland have both halted its use. “On December 27 I felt a tightness in the chest and started feeling dizzy while walking up the stairs,” the young athlete continued. “This happened a few more times until I decided to check with a cardiologist who diagnosed me with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).” Atcho went on to say she would have to take time off from activities that increased her heart rate. “I have to admit that I am upset at the situation because we don’t talk enough about the side effects. I feel helpless since this is completely out of my control,” Atcho disclosed. “I am glad the vaccine helped avoid many deaths and reduce the pressure on the hospitals and hospital staff however I…

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