Dr. Theresa Tam's Public Health Agency of Canada is blaming socially distant drug use and illegal supply chain interruptions for the recent spike of fatal overdoses from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.
In a statement released earlier this afternoon, Dr. Tam encouraged drug users to buddy up and get high on Zoom instead:
We know that using drugs alone is a major risk factor for experiencing a fatal overdose. This is why it is so important to never use drugs alone. Always have someone nearby to call for help if things go wrong and carry naloxone, a life-saving drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid-related overdose. If you are isolated because of COVID-19, connect virtually to someone close by who can monitor you and be ready to call 9-1-1 (or your local emergency help line) if needed.
The statement indicates that the problem is country-wide:
In April 2020, Toronto Paramedic Services reported the highest number of illicit opioid-related fatalities in a month since September 2017, noting responses to 343 suspected drug overdose calls including 25 deaths. Overdose interventions have also spiked at the Calgary Drop-In Centre, where staff reversed over 40 overdoses in both March and April 2020 compared to 11 in February. There have also been clusters of overdoses due to unknown or unusual mixes of toxic illicit substances in jurisdictions, including Nova Scotia, Toronto, and Guelph, Ontario.
The statement comes days after Keean Bexte dropped off a petition with over 50,000 co-signers demanding that Justin Trudeau fire Dr. Tam for her globalist approach to the Wuhan virus pandemic. You can still add your name at FireTam.com.