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Sunday August 23rd, 2020 day edition

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Increasing access to a safer supply of drugs and building more supervised consumption sites are among the critical steps needed to reduce opioid deaths, she said.

But she added that all approaches must be considered, including “moving toward a societal discussion on decriminalization.”.

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Read more: Toronto Board of Health chair calls for action after 27 opioid overdose deaths in July.

“We need to change it, and that’s why you’re hearing calls from medical health officers for decriminalization, for safe supply programs, for legal regulated drugs on the market.

The Liberal government’s approach to illegal drugs has been shifting toward viewing it more as a public health issue than a criminal one.

Government has heard the calls from across the country for decriminalization and it’s something officials are “deliberating,” she said, but added that she believe’s it’s not the only answer. »

TikTok confirms it will sue the Trump administration

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TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order demanding parent company ByteDance divest its TikTok operations in the US.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned the possibility of a TikTok ban as early as July 7th.

Pompeo also has compared TikTok to Huawei and ZTE, two Chinese companies that have been designated as threats to US national security. »

Sociopathic traits linked to non-compliance with mask guidelines and other COVID-19 containment measures

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“It is noticeable that compliance with containment measures varies greatly between people,” said the authors of the new study.

“Our findings indicated that antisocial traits, especially lower levels of empathy and higher levels of Callousness and Risk-taking, are directly associated with compliance with containment measures.

The study, “Compliance with containment measures to the COVID-19 pandemic over time: Do antisocial traits matter? »

What was it like to be a Nintendo game play counselor?

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With so many entertainment options available to consumers today, the bygone era of all-encompassing Nintendo mania in America seems quaint.

Then a guy I went to church with, Mike Robinson, said, “Hey, I’m a game play counselor at Nintendo.”

My sister worked briefly at Nintendo, and she said, “Well, you know, you can be a game play counselor.” »