poisoning or overdose
Greta Van Susteren on Newsmax, schooled wesayitoutloud.com. This past week she has been highlighting Fentanyl. We recommend everyone go and watch her recorded shows called The Record. The people dying from Fentanyl are not overdosing. They’re poisoned. For us, that was important because we assumed that these people are using this drug. They are not users of Fentanyl. Is it a poisoning or overdose?
There’s a stigma around drugs and overdoses. Many believe drug use as a choice. With that, overdose, is a choice to use too much. This is not the case with Fentanyl. Many of the deaths are young people. Students who are studying and believe they are taking Adderall. Some think they have bought a Percocet or a Vicodin, but in reality they bought a manufactured pill laced with Fentanyl. It is a poisoning, not an overdose. One does not take too much Fentanyl, as in an overdose. Fentanyl deaths are accidental poisonings.
Fentanyl one time
A person only takes Fentanyl one time. It is so powerful, if you touch it, it can kill.
“Poisoning” is a technically accurate diagnostic term for what’s happening inside the body. Meanwhile, the word “overdose,” meaning “to administer medicine in too large a dose,” implies that a drug user knows what the dose is, and chooses to take too much.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/overdose-fentanyl-1.4269917
Overdose is an action. These deaths are not overdoses. It is important that people understand. Manufactured Fentanyl, poisons. If someone touched it and died, they were poisoned. They did not overdose.
We didn’t know there are 2 types of Fentanyl. There’s street Fentanyl and there’s medical grade. We actually wondered about this because we know someone who uses Fentanyl patches for pain. Small amounts kill, even from touching it, so how does one use patches of it? Street Fentanyl is very different from the medical grade. The street Fentanyl also has other drugs mixed with it, like heroine and cocaine.
CDC and our government
Our government needs to do something about Fentanyl poisonings in this country. The first thing they can do is stop calling it an overdose. The CDC refers to the deaths as overdoses.
Our government needs to fix the problem at the border. The street Fentanyl comes across our southern border. KJP says that they are getting it at the border before it gets into our country. If that were true, we would not have 293 people a day dying. That number is astronomical. The problem is our government doesn’t want to admit they screwed up with the border. Our VP says that the border is secure. It’s not and our government does not get this drug before it gets inside our country.
weapon of mass destruction
Fentanyl is a weapon of mass destruction. The number of Fentanyl deaths we believe are higher than reported. Street Fentanyl is manufactured in China and India. It’s smuggled across our southern border. There is enough of this drug in this country to kill every single person in the United States. How is that not a weapon of mass destruction. How can our government not do something? It’s scary. China and India are literally poisoning Americans. Biden and his administration sit back and do nothing. If terrorists, from China, killed 293 Americans a day, would that receive attention? There is little difference and yet this administration doesn’t even admit there’s a problem.
In 2017, the HHS declared a public health emergency because of opioids. The numbers with opioid use are staggering. The sad thing is that some people need these medications. The people that abused opioids have made it impossible for those that need them. A 90 year old woman gets tested every 3 months. She has taken opioids for many years. She needs to prove that her medications are in her system. This is a requirement to make sure she is not selling her meds. People with debilitating pain no longer receive pain medications. Doctors and Pharmaceutical companies are liable for the misuse of these drugs.
Something needs done. People that need medicine should be allowed to have it. In the United States, people with debilitating pain should not suffer. It’s not fair to punish people because others misuse. At the same time, someone needs to do something about the illegal drugs pouring across our border.
disguised and deliberate
Our young people are not going out and having fun with Fentanyl. They are not getting high on it. These kids didn’t take too much. They don’t set out on a Friday night to take Fentanyl. Kids do not know they are taking it. It’s hidden and it’s disguised. It’s even disguised as candy. That’s diabolical. China and India know exactly what they are doing, but these kids don’t. China and India make these drugs and sneak them into our country. That is deliberate. The kids taking it, is accidental. Fentanyl poisoning has effected nearly everyone in some way.
changes need made
We were ignorant to this issue. Greta Van Susteren’s reporting on this was an eye opener. We made assumptions that were not true about Fentanyl. Too many Americans have been killed. Our government knows who is responsible. They also know how it gets here. It’s long past time to do something about this. Frantic parents, who have lost loved ones, are desperate to bring this into the spotlight. Listen to their stories. This could happen to any and every family in America.