Well, let's take fentanyl specifically out of the equation and look at ALL overdoses.How does it relate... Fentanyl causes more deaths than Covid for Americans 18-45. That's how it relates.
So, while it's too early to say that 2020 is a singular spike, it's been an increasing problem for quite a while. I agree with dog here - our response needs to be investigated and modified - it's not working very well.
Blaming it all on the southern border policies? Clearly that's Doggy stylin' bullshit.
Here's an unbiased review of what's going on down there. Notice that no where in it does it suggest Biden's admin has thrown the doors wide open. though it DOES explain the huge increase in asylum seeks and those crossing the border.
While the number of migrants at the border has been steadily increasing since April 2020, the numbers spiked sharply after Mr Biden took office. Economic problems and environmental disasters in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Cuba worsened during the pandemic, forcing some to take on a long and perilous journey north. Gangs and violence have also been given as reasons why some left home.