Grei Méndez, 36 years old, was the one Owner of the daycare center “Divino Niño Kindergarten”, lives in an apartment in the Bronx, and Carlisto Acevedo Brito, 41, her husband’s cousin and Méndez’s tenant. Last Saturday they were arrested on murder and drug possession charges at the scene where a 1-year-old child died and three other people were drunk on fentanyl.
The alarm clock rang on Friday afternoon when the three unconscious little ones did not wake up from their nap. The caregivers who tried Resuscitation of children without successThey notified social services, which they provided upon arrival Narcan, the medicine which is used for reverse the effects caused by this medication In people.
The healthcare team could do nothing to save the one-year-old baby’s life as the medicines had no effect on him. However, if this was the case for the other two affected people, a 2 year old boy and 8 month old girl. After a while, a mother who had already picked up her son from daycare reported that he was also showing symptoms of opioid poisoning. The three minors were taken to an area hospital where they remain under observation.
The parents of the deceased baby, Zoila Dominici and Otoniel Feliz, are shocked by the loss of their son. Nicholas Dominici, 1 year old. Nicholas was the youngest of the couple’s five children I would be 2 years old in November.. They say that they were recommended to take their son to this daycare center and that nothing unusual occurred to them during the visit. “I thought it would be a good place to drop off the child,” his mother said.
Now his parents are mourning the fateful loss of their son: “He was so intelligent, he repeated everything that was told to him. He had so much love…Everyone who knew him and all our neighbors loved him.” The owner and the alleged tenant are facing charges “corrupt indifference” responsible for the child’s death, according to the New York Times.
Authorities who went to the daycare to investigate the incident found one kilogram of fentanyl in a closet in Acevedo Brit’s room, according to the police report. The agents also found other types of medication and a press for making the pills. The kindergarten also had Rental roomslike Carlisto Acevedo, lived there for $200 a week, his lawyer confirmed.
Fentanyl overdose deaths are increasing fivefold in the United States
This is what research by the University of California (UCLA) in the USA has shown the proportion of overdose deaths in the American countryinvolving both fentanyl and stimulants, has multiplied more than fivefold since 2010. Just 2 milligrams of the substance, which is equivalent to 10 grains of salt, can kill a person.
Data published in the journal Addiction shows that the proportion of deaths fell from 0.6 percent (235 deaths) in 2010 to 32.3 percent (34,429 deaths) in 2021. This increase in fentanyl and stimulant deaths is why “fourth wave” of the long overdose crisis of opioids in the United States, whose death toll continues to rise.
“We are now seeing that the use of fentanyl along with stimulants is quickly becoming the dominant force in the overdose crisis in the United States,” said lead author Joseph Friedman, senior research fellow at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of Medicine Massachusetts. UCLA.
The analysis shows how the opioid crisis in the United States began with a surge in deaths from prescription opioids (Wave 1) in the early 2000s and from heroin (Wave 2) in 2010. By 2013, the rise in fentanyl overdoses marked the third wave. The fourth wave – fentanyl stimulant overdoses – began in 2015 and continues to increase.
Experts also say people who use multiple substances may also be at higher risk of overdose, with many substances mixed with fentanyl do not respond to naloxone, the antidote for opioid overdose.
The authors also found that fentanyl/stimulant overdose resulted in deaths They disproportionately impact racial/ethnic minority communities in the United States, including black and African American people and Native Americans.
For example, in 2021, the prevalence of stimulant involvement in fentanyl overdose deaths was 73 percent among non-Hispanic Black or African American women ages 65 to 74 living in the western United States and 69 percent among Black women or African American men aged 55 to 65 years who lived in the same area. The rate in the general US population was 49 percent in 2021.
There are also geographic patterns in fentanyl and stimulant use. In the northeastern United States, fentanyl is trending combine with cocaine; it is more common in the south and west with methamphetamine.