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Covid-19 Stimulus Checks Have Been Linked to an Increase in Opioid Overdoses in a New Study.

It was discovered in a new study conducted by Ohio experts that the state’s record number of opioid-related deaths occurred around the same time as the distribution of COVID-19 stimulus cheques.

In a study done by the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science, researchers found that the sharp rise in deaths began after stimulus cheques were distributed.

In the second quarter of 2020, Ohio had more opioid-related deaths than the state has seen since 2010, according to a news release from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

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This year, more than 100,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose, a 28% rise from last year. The CDC began keeping track of the opioid epidemic in 1999 and this year’s death toll was the most since that time period’s start of data collection was in 1999.

There has also been an upsurge in mortality connected to fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine overdoses, according to data.

The correlation between pandemic relief funds and opioid overdose deaths is now obvious, according to Yost, who was quoted in the announcement. To help Americans navigate this lethal pandemic, but it also fostered a tide of overdoses.”