CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DRUGS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Under my administration, drug overdose deaths fell for the first time in nearly 30 years. And they fell fairly substantially. Unfortunately, the shutdowns caused by the China virus have led to a recent rise in overdose deaths, still below the level that they were at. But nevertheless, it went up a little bit.

This is one of the reasons that we’re working to safely and responsibly reopen our country, reopen our schools, get our country going again, a hundred percent.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Briefing on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counternarcotics Operations,” whitehouse.gov, July 10, 2020