Epidemic Defined

If you want to see what an epidemic actually looks like, you don’t have to go far. If you live in America, or Canada, it’s right around your corner. Don’t feel like going outside? The NY Times provides a great view you can enjoy from your armchair.

Amazingly, when a terrorist wreaks havoc on a citizen or two, nations mobilize money, brains, and resources. But addicts are dying/rising/and dying again by the thousands across North America, setting off bombs of emotional, financial, and spiritual destruction that will last generations. The response so far has amounted to a band-aid brigade.

The toll and the response to date is a travesty.