« Professor Kristie Ebi Discusses The Lancet Series, "Heat and Health" (November 23rd) | Main | Engineering Professor John Abraham Discusses Rapidly Rising Ocean Temperatures and Their Contribution to the Climate Crisis and Health Harm (January 18, 2022) »

12/31/2021

The Unrecognized Tragedy of Working Class Immiseration (December 31st)

I'll end 2021 by noting my most recent essay published in STAT News this past Wednesday.  It's titled, "Deaths of Despair: The Unrecognized Tragedy of Working Class Immiseration." 

It opens with: "Given the socioeconomic effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it should have come as no surprise that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths during the 12-month period ending in April 2021, a 28.5% increase over the prior year. Most of these deaths were attributed to the use of synthetic opioids by middle-aged white men. The question immediately begged is: What is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) doing about these so-called deaths of despair?  The answer is sobering."

At: https://www.statnews.com/2021/12/29/deaths-of-despair-unrecognized-tragedy-working-class-immiseration/

Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.