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Feb 17 4 tweets 2 min read
POISONING, not overdose.

substances detected in checked samples of local down. #DTES, feb 7-13 2022.

#SafeSupply #bcpoli

@adriandix @mikefarnworthbc

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this will get worse and worse until we replace the illicit supply. worse and worse, indefinitely.

this is the future we're allowing to happen. just like we're letting the planet burn.
yes this is the scariest thing
% of substances that tested positive for benzos in vancouver samples of down, by week, from december 2019 to now.

cheque weeks with the red dot.

yes. that is super messed up, as i have previously mentioned. Image

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More from @kwardvancouver

Feb 19
remember when the vaccine was first available and everyone had to find a doctor to prescribe it but most docs said, "no i think you might enjoy it"
so lots of people had to buy bathtub vax on the street and you could smoke it or inject but if the truckers saw you they would honk their horns and throw their children at you. confusing times. remember that
turned out it wasn't homemade vaccine, it was just bacon grease. so everyone died.
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Feb 19
% of substances that tested positive for benzos in fent/down samples in vancouver

the red dots are cheque weeks.

let me show you some other horrifying things.


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the @CDCofBC's useless chart in a TABLEAU and no useable data, THANKS.

ok ok.

the pattern of peaks and valleys is striking, yes?

these are 911 calls OD calls attended by ambulances. not deaths, not all events. by week.

bccdc.ca/health-profess… Image
Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths in B.C. by month, Jan 2020-Dec 2021.

the average number of humans who died, each of whom were fully human unto themselves, each month in this province was 185.3 in 2021

from @bccoroners data.
www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/bir… Image
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Feb 19
austerity logic choosing who lives and who will die is a capitalist nightmare, it's awful
this is endgame of the I GOT MINE approach of both the emergency response and the "it's all about me" advocacy grounded in individual experience (which is not social justice or public health, and will not change the system); yes it's neoliberal capitalism
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Feb 19
no, they don't.

the managing editor of the vancouver sun is on the board of the Building Community Society
by the way

MacEwan is the former head of psychiatry at st pauls and currently is the psych at the downtown community court. he's also on the board of BCS. and the Odd Squad.

from june 12, 2020. opinion.
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Feb 18
i have a couple comments here and main thing: have you heard or noticed that everyone is dying and everything's fucked up and its the narrow end of the deathspiral and we're not getting out

this petty shit doesn't matter. every NP in the #DTES is fkdup LOOK AROUND
YES everyone could be way less freaked out and weird about media. the history of such interactions is not great, and has been embellished over time. everything is shit, everyone defaults to treating others like shit in order to make one's place in an intricate hierarchy of shit.
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