The two stand-alone recovery centers have seen more than 320 patients since they reopened in October during the second surge.
There were 133 fatal overdoses in April 2020, compared to 86 in 2019 — a 35% increase.
A lack of vaccines, staff shortages and uneven distribution have contributed to complicate the city’s COVID vaccination efforts.
Contrary to the organization’s name, (“Smart Approaches to Marijuana”) what it advocates is not a smarter approach at all: it’s a paranoid, puritanical one — couched in clever but unsound reasoning — that is not far from old-school prohibition.
One of the pressing issues around the management of COVID-19 pandemic is the need to address vaccine hesitancy. Despite a robust public health campaign to promote confidence in available scientific recommendations about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, a lot of Americans remain reluctant to take one.
As Gandalf exclaimed to Saruman in Lord of the Rings (the movie version) when he learned of Saruman’s evil doings: when did you “abandon reason for madness?” So, too, did the Democrats when they launched the second impeachment trial (and arguably the first as well). Madness may be too strong a term, but emotion (primarily vindictiveness, payback and vengeance) overwhelmed reason when the hastily assembled articles of impeachment were prepared and delivered six days after the Jan. 6 insurrection.