“The Justice Department alleges Walmart violated federal law by selling thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists ‘knew were invalid,’ said Jeffrey Clark, the acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s civil division.” Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis. I’ve always felt that the impact of the opioid crisis, and the federal failure to act, was one of the under appreciated factors in the 2016 election and the way Americans feel about each other. A lot more Americans have died from opioid overdoses than Covid-19. But there was never even a hint of the same urgency about the problem.

+ Consider this: Overdose deaths far outpace COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco.