Real Suffering

Do you know how many pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone were sold in the US between 2006 and 2012?

76 billion. Yes, billion.

Do you know how many people died in this time period of opioid overdose?

100,000.

Do you know how many times the opiod epidemic was mentioned at the first Dem debate?

Twice.

Specific areas were flooded with pills more than others:

The distribution was concentrated in certain places, finding that West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Nevada had the top pill-per-person-per-year rates of all states, ranging from 66.5 to 54.7. West Virginia, which had the highest distribution rate, also had the highest opioid death rate during this period. But certain rural areas were also hard hit, with Norton, Virginia, receiving 306 pills per person per year and Mingo County, West Virginia, receiving 203.

In Mingo County, Trump got 86% of the vote. In Norton, he got 70%. People are so desperate they’d vote for a pink zebra with blue stripes. But nobody is noticing. Dem candidates are catering to excitable Twitteroids in the higher income brackets while everybody else can go screw themselves. And we are not holding them accountable because we are all super fine. We don’t care about all those counties that are dying out because they are all racists and it serves them right anyway.

The information about opioids is from here.

10 thoughts on “Real Suffering”

  1. « In Mingo County, Trump got 86% of the vote. In Norton, he got 70%. People are so desperate they’d vote for a pink zebra with blue stripes. « 

    No, the same results would have occurred (and will occur again) without the opioid crisis.

    Interesting post, though.

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          1. She wasn’t, that I know of, but she did have a lot of luck, got a fancier education and opportunities than lots of others, but it may just be because she is a go-getter and was in right places / right times.

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