COVID-19: Sharp increase in opioid overdoses in Ontario compared to 2019, raising alarm cautions bells in the U.S and EU(Image by JamesRonin from Pixabay)
  • COVID-19: Sharp increase in opioid overdoses in Ontario compared to 2019, raising alarm cautions bells in the U.S and EU.
  • The WHO earlier estimates that 70% of deaths due to drug use are associated with opioids, and 30% are due to overdose.

[Alles Europa News] ; The WHO reports earlier estimates that 70% of deaths due to drug use are associated with opioids, and 30% are due to overdose.

While Canadian experts may have ring the alarm bells, standing by various data shows that the Canada may even be on the safer sides compare to elsewhere in North Americas , Africa and within the European Union countries.

While tramadol have become easily available on the street in Nigeria , Ghana , South Africa and elsewhere in Africa for the tentacles of drugs abuse, the developed countries failure to control morphine, heroin, fentanyl, tramadol, and methadone in pandemic; is definitely sending many into their early grave on opioid overdoses.

Meaning that opioid overdoses should not become another pandemic in an ongoing covid-19 pandemic era.

Tara Gomes, who is part of the research team told the media, that she believes this is an alarming increase that has been unabated over the past year, and calls for urgent action from governments.

Not only did Tara Gomes notice that the COVID-19 pandemic had accelerated the phenomenon, but she also noted that deadly opioid overdoses have occurred across their local province.

The death toll from opioid overdoses has almost doubled in mid-sized cities and rural Ontario in Canada.

In their opinion, these findings are attributable to a number of factors: the sources of supply of toxic opioids are increasingly unpredictable, there is unequal access to health services and a lack of community support.

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