New Normalposted June 11th, 2021 at 6:39 PM It's not polite to ask, but If I hear about someone passing, I automatically assume it's from fentanyl, not corona. Show 17 Comments 17 Comments Post a Comment WelpJun 11, 2021 at 8:10pmIn the last year in BC, the death numbers of dug overdoses and covid have been around the same. The only differences being age groups- covid is almost all elderly and/or suffering from other serious ailments. Yeah for sureJun 11, 2021 at 8:20pmI liked Trump's war on fentanyl... with China. I wish our government was so brave, but they follow the money and influence of power instead. AnonymousJun 12, 2021 at 3:13amNot polite??Since when is anything associated with death particularly polite? @WelpJun 12, 2021 at 2:12pmCorrect. Last time I checked was around 1500 of each. I automaticallyJun 12, 2021 at 7:56pmAssume that it's from the zombie vax. Don't assumeJun 12, 2021 at 10:03pmI'm so sick of explaining to people that my husband died of cancer. Just stop assuming, people! And stop thinking of death as something to avoid talking about. Just effing ask. Man, our culture is so messed up when it comes to death and grieving. D. TracyJun 13, 2021 at 2:24am“Automatically assume”…?? The only thing deadlier than a virus or overdose crisis is that hack method of thinking. Good luck with your future sleuthing endeavours. Policy crisisJun 13, 2021 at 11:49amThat's not the only difference. Dehumanizing people, not addressing their mental health issues, making them wait for help until it's too late. Funding systems of oppression instead of funding mental health services. War on drugs? Right cause that always worked so well in the past. AnonymousJun 13, 2021 at 11:56amYou know what they say about assuming.It could make an ass out of you :)Yes @WelpJun 13, 2021 at 5:43pmYes, but it seems overdose deaths aren't important enough to report on a regular basis. Do these people have less value? And @policy crisis : well said, totally agree. LOAD MORE Join the Discussion Your name Comment * your name What's your name?