As the death toll in Ohio continues to rise, emergency services are overwhelmed with the calls pouring in. President Trump announced his administration was taking urgent actions to avert more deaths.
Although all attention has lately been focused on Chicago where an immense shooting took place, a bigger problem presented itself in Ohio, just a couple states away. In February alone, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner confirmed that 60 people had died of the same cause which brings the total death toll to 109 since the start of this year for this small part of Ohio. President Trump has, however, stepped in with new measures to curb the menace which is getting worse by the day
The Freedom Daily reports:
Fatal drug overdoses now surpass car deaths in America thanks to the increased use, availability, and abuse of heroin, fentanyl or a combination of the two that come into the country from wide open borders and unchecked immigrants. With each month comes a new record number of deaths from this drug not just in Ohio, but nationwide.
“February’s number could increase because seven cases are still awaiting further toxicology testing. Of the fatalities last month, 36 were Cleveland residents,” Fox 8 reported. Trump is well aware of the opioid epidemic that claimed 52,000 lives in 2015, which was the most amount of overdoses in a single year in U.S. History. This is part of the reason he’s wanting to crack down so hard on the border.
During his joint address to Congress on Tuesday, the President said that he will build “a great, great wall along our southern border” — in part to dramatically slow the flow of narcotics pouring into the U.S. at an “unprecedented rate.” “Our terrible drug epidemic will slow down and ultimately stop,” Trump promised in his speech, Vox reported. Although a wall won’t stop it completely, he’s the first to address the epidemic that’s gotten worse while it was ignored the last eight years.
While Trump was criticized for his comment that the wall would stop the flow of drugs, it’s a step in the right direction and he’s at least ready to do something about it, whereas his predecessor was not. America does not need more of what comes in illegally over the border, whether it’s people, drugs, or both.