Dorchester Reporter: Opioid epidemic did not pause for Covid; we must act to save lives
Long before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, the country was already battling another large-scale public health crisis: the opioid epidemic. Like the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has disproportionately hit Black, Brown, American Indian, and Alaska Native communities.
The coronavirus pandemic has actually made the opioid crisis worse and accelerated its devastation. Congress has a responsibility to take immediate action to tackle these twin crises. It can start by passing my Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to end the opioid crisis and save lives.
Read the full article on the Dorchester Reporter, here.
By: Senator Elizabeth Warren
Source: Opioid epidemic did not pause for Covid; we must act to save lives
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