Top stories from the AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of May 9, 2022

To learn AMA Morning Excursions®’ The preferred tales in drugs and public well being from the week of Might 9, 2022 – Might 13, 2022.

ABC Information (5/12, Mitropoulos), “A million Individuals have now died from the coronavirus, in accordance with an announcement Thursday by President Joe Biden.” In response to CDC knowledge, “COVID-19 was the third main reason for dying in the US in 2021, after coronary heart illness and most cancers.” Additionally, “An evaluation printed within the Proceedings of the Nationwide Academy of Sciences estimates that 9 million members of the family – moms, fathers, grandparents, siblings and kids – could mourn the lack of a beloved one killed by the virus.”

CBS Information (5/12, Tin) experiences, “Whereas many of the numbers have but to formally attain 1 million (a Johns Hopkins College tally crossed 999,000 as of Thursday morning), the precise complete of COVID deaths nationwide already far exceeds that restrict.”

The Washington Submit (5/11, Kornfield) experiences: “The variety of Individuals dying from drug overdose in 2021 is a grim milestone in an epidemic that has claimed 1 million lives within the twenty first century, in accordance with federal knowledge launched Wednesday.” By the Nationwide Heart for Well being Statistics Greater than 100,000 Individuals died from drug overdoses in 2021, a 15% improve from the earlier 12 months, in accordance with one estimate.

The New York Occasions (5/11, A1, Weiland, Sanger-Katz) experiences that “an growing share of deaths continues to return from fentanyl… and methamphetamine overdoses.”

The AP (5/11, Stobbe) reported that “overdoses involving fentanyl and different artificial opioids have exceeded 71,000.” There was additionally “a 23% improve in deaths involving cocaine and a 34% improve in deaths involving meth and different stimulants.”

“The rise in gun violence in the US in 2020 pushed the firearm murder charge to the best degree in a quarter-century that 12 months,” the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reported Tuesday, The Washington Submit (5/10, Berman). The CDC famous that “the rise in deadly shootings affected communities throughout the nation, however there have been huge gaps throughout racial, ethnic, and financial boundaries as will increase in 2020 widened already current inequalities.”

The New York Occasions (5/10, Rabin) experiences: “Firearms-related homicides have been typically highest and confirmed the best will increase in poorer communities, resulting in a disproportionate toll, significantly amongst younger Black males.” However “greater than half of gun deaths have been suicides.”

The Hill (5/10, Weixel), “79% of all homicides concerned firearms in 2020, a rise of about 35% from 2019.”

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