By Letter to the Editor on November 18, 2020.
We recently had letters indicating that addict deaths went ballistic in the South Zone and the writers connected the closing of the SCS and those deaths; these writers knew that was not the case.
So let’s look at the data. We had 36 people die of an unintentional overdose during Q1 and Q2 in the South Zone. The South Zone includes Medicine Hat to Pincher Creek and everything between, down to the border and up to and including some imaginary line toward Calgary.
Now, the LOPS and SCS supporters need you to believe that the 36 died “here in Lethbridge” and they need you to believe the 36 died because the SCS was closed! Two problems with that story: those deaths occurred in Q1 and Q2 of 2020 in the “entire South Zone,” and the SCS did not close until the end of Q3 2020. So the 36 died while the SCS was open! Say what?
SCS supporters use deaths and “saving lives” to justify the need for an SCS. The interesting thing? Lethbridge will be the first that has closed its SCS, after having it run for 2.5 years. So the data of having a running SCS in place can now be evaluated against data with no SCS in the same city! Let me say now, this data is “globally important” and may finally prove, as some of us believe, that SCSs are the enablers, they are the place for experimentation and ever-increasing concoctions, and they are a source of the problem and have never proven they are part of the solution!
Contrary to what you will hear in response to this article, there is no data of SCS to no SCS. One life lost justifies an SCS, right? We will soon see if the same statistical life is lost whether the SCS is open or not; after all, they are injecting poison, so lives will be lost. Should we use the 36 lives lost and SCS open as the baseline?
Now that the data has been exposed and can no longer be used by the few U of L profs and local doctors who support SCSs/LOPS, they will have to rework their stories. It really sucks when data does not support a cause, or religion, or political allegiance! Making it sound like it does is nothing more than a perpetrated fraud on the residents of Lethbridge!