Overdose deaths in america have risen abruptly right through the pandemic. It’s a development pushed in large part by means of the unfold of fentanyl.
In California, the frenzy to save lots of lives and prevent the fallout has led some activists and politicians to suggest protected injection websites — puts the place other people can take medicine with blank needles, with out concern of arrest. There’s already one website online like this running in San Francisco.
However in Vancouver, Canada, there’s an area that has hosted a protected injection website online for nearly two decades. In these days’s episode, we move discuss with it.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Visitor: L.A. Occasions columnist Anita Chabria