I was waiting for Tucker to bring this up. Sure enough, he did on last night's show. It's an excellent question. We lost 70,000+ to drug OD's last year. Why did we turn a blind eye to that? Besides the obvious fact that addiction is not contagious, the answer is obvious: people don't have sympathy for addicts. This country still views addiction as a "moral failing". Americans DO have sympathy for diabetic old grandparents.