The coronavirus pandemic is not the only public health threat facing Ohio. Even as the coronavirus spreads and deaths mount, the opioid pandemic is on pace to take hundreds of lives in 2020. We will discuss the increase in deaths that Cuyahoga County is seeing. Then the fear of the coronavirus is keeping people from seeking help in mental and physical health emergencies as well as delaying preventive care.
Joan Papp, MD, Medical Director, Office of Opioid Safety, MetroHealth
Scott Osiecki, CEO, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, Cuyahoga County