Worried

I now don’t really feel like going to that conference in Boston. I’m scared of coronavirus. Should I wear those weird face masks? I have a small child, I can’t take any risks.

Inexcusable

In rural Carter County, Tenn., health officials have embraced a strategy for stemming addiction: Teaching children as young as 6 how to administer Narcan, a nasal spray that can stop an opioid overdose from being fatal.

What these “health officials” are really embracing is child abuse. Not only does this normalize drug addiction, placing an official seal of approval on it, it also creates a potential of saddling the kids with enormous sense of guilt if the Narcan fails to reverse the overdose, if the kid doesn’t administer it correctly or on time, gets scared and freezes up, gets distracted, loses it, anything. It’s not a kid’s responsibility to save an addict’s life.

This is absolutely inexcusable.

And how exactly does it “stem addiction”? Addicts don’t quit because after getting Narcan. It’s not a cure for addiction.