Monnat quoted in Associated Press about the surge in US deaths

US deaths in 2020 reached 3 million, which is the largest number of deaths the country has ever seen. While COVID19 has played a large part in the death toll, Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat also speaks to the increase in drug overdoses. She says, “I don’t suspect there are a bunch of new people who suddenly started using drugs because of COVID. If anything, I think the supply of people who are already using drugs is more contaminated.” Read the full article here.