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Border closure means B.C. users are getting an even more inconsistent dose, doctor says (Dr. Daniel Kalla, SPH)

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VANCOUVER — A B.C.-based doctor is one of many drawing connections between COVID-19 and an increase in overdose deaths in the province.

The St. Paul’s Hospital emergency room medical lead said the jump in overdoses in March and April was “definitely” related to the pandemic.

“COVID has caused a lot of collateral damage, and unfortunately, one of the most vulnerable groups is our substance users,” Dr. Daniel Kalla said in an interview on CTV Morning Live.

Click here to watch the full interview on CTV News.

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