Deadly guns have reached record highs in the United States by 2020, the first year of the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. Gun-related killings have risen by 35 percent, an increase that is unprecedented by black men, the researchers said.
Dr. Debra E. Houry, chief executive of the CDC and director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, said: “This is a further increase in history, with the price reaching a record high. thing in more than 25 years, ”the news briefed on Tuesday.
More than 45,000 Americans have died in catastrophic deaths as a result of the pandemic across the United States, the highest number on record, according to government data. But more than half of all fatalities are suicide, and that number does not increase further from 2019 to 2020.
The overall increase in gun deaths is 15 percent in 2020, lower than the percentage increase in firearms, the CDC said.
The rise in gun violence is the largest annual increase in modern history today, according to Ari Davis, legal expert at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, who recently announced his own review of CDC records.
He said preliminary data show that gun deaths are still high in 2021.
Federal police and outside experts are not sure what causes the greater risk. The rise corresponds to gun sales faster than the spread of contagion and closure has become the norm, the CDC noted.
But government researchers have also spoken out about community-based stress, economics and mental illness; interventions in modern medicine; frustration among police and community members after George Floyd murder; increase in domestic violence; medical malpractice; and long-standing racism that leads to poor housing, limited access to education and the poor.
Murder with weapons is often the highest, and sees the biggest increase, in poorer communities.
“One possible explanation is the stress associated with the Covid transmission that can play a role, including change and disruption to services and education, loneliness, Homelessness and difficulty paying daily bills, “said Thomas R. Simon, director of research at. the anti-terrorism division.
Black Americans continue to be adversely affected by endangered species in 2020. Gun-related killings increased by 39.5 percent of black-Americans from 2019 to 2020, reaching 11,904. The victims were young men.
The Johns Hopkins survey found that black men between the ages of 15 and 34 accounted for 38 percent of all gun deaths by 2020, even though they represented only 2 percent. Of the Africans.
Black men 15 to 34 years more than 20 times more likely to be shot with a gun than white men of the same age. The number of Black women shot by guns is also expected to increase by almost 50 percent in 2020, compared to 2019, Mr. Davis said.
An increase in gun-related homicides has been seen in all races and ethnicities, the CDC said – except that Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are less likely to be infected. reduced..
The risk of suicide has long been greater among white men. But by 2020, prices will have risen sharply between the Native American and Alaska Native tribes.
“Suicides affect different people, mostly middle-aged to older men in rural communities,” Mr. Davis said. “We need to develop more solutions to deal with different types of terrorism.”