Coronavirus and opioid crises highlighting the need for stable housing
If we want life to go back to “normal” sooner rather than later, we have to accept the fact that the health of the most vulnerable is entangled with our own
By Sara Garnett
Toronto groups file legal action against city over its response to COVID-19 outbreaks in shelters
A coalition of public-interest organizations filed legal proceedings against the City of Toronto over what they’re calling “deplorable” conditions in the city’s shelter system and respite sites amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic restrictions reshape opioid treatment as doctors sound alarm
Physicians across the country are relaxing their prescribing practices around medical treatment for opioid addictions in a bid to bolster physical distancing by cutting down on urinary drug screens and increasing the amount of methadone they give patients to take at home without supervision.
‘They can’t self-isolate in there’: Inmates’ loved ones fear it may be too late to stop COVID-19 in Canadian prisons
Like many who have family in provincial jails and federal prisons across the country, Dinny Dickson worries what will happen to staff and inmates — many of whom are vulnerable to begin with — as COVID-19 spreads.