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Opioid crisis not going away amid pandemic, and will ‘kill more Canadians,’ says Dr. Daniel Kalla (Dr. Daniel Kalla, SPH)

Dr. Daniel Kalla works at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and has authored 10 books, including his latest novel The Last High, which tracks a deadly source of fentanyl. (Photo credits: Michael Bednar/ CBC News)
Dr. Daniel Kalla works at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and has authored 10 books, including his latest novel The Last High, which tracks a deadly source of fentanyl. (Photo credits: Michael Bednar/ CBC News)

As the country and the rest of the world grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, the opioid crisis threatens to deepen and “kill more Canadians,” says a Vancouver ER doctor.

“[COVID-19] knocked … opioids right off the front page,” Dr. Daniel Kalla told White Coat, Black Art.

“But this is a crisis that we both know isn’t going away.”

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