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Newsy 2 Oct 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic And The Opioid Epidemic Collide

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Early indicators show the COVID-19 pandemic is adding fuel to the fight against opioid abuse through facility closings, support group cancellations.


Savvas Kourepinis is the captain of the Astral, a humanitarian boat patrolling the Mediterranean Sea to rescue people attempting to cross the main maritime route from north Africa to Europe. For most of this year, the Covid-19 pandemic forced these vital search-and-rescue missions to cease in what is often referred to as the deadliest migration route in the world. As Kourepinis and his crew set out on one of their first patrols since lockdown restrictions eased, they face stringent coronavirus regulations and the reluctance of nearby countries to take in the people the Astral has rescued
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