Imagine a plane crash killing 115 people every day in America.
That’s the severity of the opioid epidemic in this country, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren stressed in Lowell Friday evening.
If that plane crash was happening on a daily basis, the country would take every single action to stop it, she said.
But those desperate efforts are not happening with the opioid crisis, the senator emphasized.
“This is a medical emergency,” she told attendees at the community conversation on opioids, held at UMass Lowell’s University Crossing.