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KFL&A Board of Health: COVID-19 retreating; Opioid 'shadow pandemic' a concern

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The COVID-19 pandemic is on the retreat locally, but the "shadow pandemic" of opioid-related deaths requires continued attention, according to discussions undertaken by the Board of Health (BOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Members of the Board of Health met in person on…

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The description of the pandemic as "on the retreat locally" seems inconsistent with the data reported. Percentage positivity is 14%, and wastewater measures appear to be up. It is distressing that there is so little communication to give the community some perspective and direction around these concerning trends.