As of Saturday, nearly 210,000 Americans have died because of the coronavirus. It is a brutal toll, but still is far eclipsed by the number of people lost to opioid overdose deaths, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren pointed out in a recent op-ed.

Warren argues that a newer crisis should nudge out an older one. She argues that Congress should take steps to help people battling opioid addiction, people who, she writes, are disproportionately Black, brown and American Indian.

"The coronavirus pandemic has actually made the opioid crisis worse and accelerated its devastation. Congress has a responsibility to take immediate action to tackle these twin crises

Nearly 750,000 Americans have died as a result of the opioid crisis, according to Warren.

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