WELL, MAYBE it’s not quite as bad as that, but it’s pretty close. I cannot believe that we are not moving more quickly in dealing with the incidence of drug overdoses and deaths, particularly relating to the proliferation of fentanyl in the drug community.
While overdose statistics are going through the roof, the federal government still hasn’t declared a health emergency. The B.C. government is dealing with the problem quickly, but federal help is necessary to really apply the measures needed to combat the issue.
Last week, B.C. incurred the highest number of overdose-related calls ever to 9-1-1. We have had 622 deaths to the end of October.