Overdose Deaths Far Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in San Francisco (CA)

first_imgFILE – In this April 26, 2018, file photo, a man lies on the sidewalk beside a recyclable trash bin in San Francisco. A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) The data reflects the number of times people report using Narcan to the Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project, a city-funded program that coordinates San Francisco’s response to overdose, or return to refill their supply. Officials at the DOPE Project said that since the numbers are self-reported, they are probably a major undercount. The crisis is deepening because fentanyl, which can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, flooded the city’s drug supply, the newspaper said. Moreover, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted city services like housing and treatment, and left many people who rely on others to help save them if they overdose to use alone. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Beyond Naloxone: Providing Comprehensive Prehospital Care to Overdose Patients in the Midst of a Public Health CrisisOne Paramedic’s Perspective on Civilian Naloxone DistributionFix Narcotic Abuse Cycle Before Throwing Naloxone at Every Overdose Patient Related Last year, 441 people died of drug overdoses — a 70% increase from 2018 — and 2,610 potential overdoses were prevented by Narcan, a medication commonly sprayed up the nose to reverse an opioid overdose, according to data from the city Medical Examiner’s office and the DOPE Project. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. While nearly 40% of the deaths occurred in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods near downtown, city data showed the epidemic has touched every part of the city. Many people overdosed in low-income apartment buildings and in city-funded hotel rooms for the homeless. Others died on sidewalks, in alleyways and parks around the city.last_img read more

Video: Boca Juniors striker emulates Erik Lamela with amazing rabona goal

first_imgRabonas are becoming part of the football furniture.After Tottenham’s Erik Lamela’s stunning finish in the Europa League last season, Jonathan Calleri at Boca Juniors has emulated the Spurs star by producing the same skill in a Primera Division match.Calleri stole the show on Carlos Tevez’s homecoming to Boca, improvising brilliantly to chip the Quilmes goalkeeper after his initial effort was blocked.The 21-year-old even left Argentine legend Diego Maradona lost for words in the crowd.To see the goal, watch the video above.last_img read more