Convergent risk of COVID-19 and bacterial and viral infections among PWUD

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“Without adequate access to harm reduction interventions, PWUD are potentially at greater risk of acquiring blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and severe bacterial infections. Individual, social, and structural determinants of health (e.g., unstable housing, incarceration, poverty, drug criminalization) associated with increased risk for bacterial infections and BBVs will likely place PWUD at greater risk of COVID-19 disease and death.”

Source: International Journal of Drug Policy

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