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USA. Drug Overdose Deaths Surge Among Black Americans During Pandemic

(…) Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say fatal drug overdoses nationwide have surged roughly 20% during the pandemic, killing more than 83,000 people in 2020. 

While the CDC doesn't track overdose deaths by race, a growing body of research suggests Black Americans have suffered the heaviest toll. (npr, USA, 03.03.2021, Text und Audio (05:00)

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/03/970964576/drug-overdose-deaths-surge-among-black-americans-during-pandemic