San Francisco Sees Record Drug Overdose Deaths In August

( – San Francisco has hit yet another grim milestone in the ongoing battle against drug overdoses, with nearly 85 fatalities recorded last month. This left its residents deeply concerned that the city has transformed into what some describe as a “zombie apocalypse.”

In August, the Democrat city unfortunately reported over 80 overdose-related deaths, with a staggering 65 of them attributed to the lethal drug fentanyl. This ties with the month of January as the deadliest since the city began closely monitoring overdose deaths at the start of 2020.

This year is projected to surpass the already record-high overdose death toll of 725 in 2020, according to San Francisco officials. So far, over 560 individuals have tragically lost their lives to overdoses this year, and another 300 are anticipated to succumb by year-end.

San Francisco has witnessed a steady rise in drug overdoses since 2017, and it hit a peak in 2020. Although there was a decline of 85 overdose deaths in 2021, the numbers began to climb again in 2022, as reported by the San Francisco government.

Georgia Taylor, a 21-year-old homeless individual who struggles with fentanyl addiction, revealed to news outlets that the drug epidemic right now is “crazy” and compared the mass number of addicts and overdoses to a zombie apocalypse that’s happening in San Francisco.

The drug crisis has become disturbingly normalized in the city, where a man was observed twitching on Mission Street for minutes before anyone realized he was experiencing an overdose. Open-air drug markets have become commonplace in the city, and the streets are littered with individuals overdosing and moving about like zombies under the influence.

To combat the drug markets, particularly in areas like the Tenderloin neighborhood, San Francisco police have made significant efforts. They have seized approximately 100 pounds of fentanyl between June and September alone. Additionally, the police have arrested over 1,000 individuals for drug-related offenses, both for usage and sale of narcotics.

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