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Karamouzian, Mohammad and Johnson, Cheyenne and Kerr, Thomas . (2020) Public health messaging and harm reduction in the time of COVID-19. The Lancet. Psychiatry, 7 (5) 390-91. OI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30144-9

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic on March 11, and the disease is now expected to spread to most countries, if not all.1 The public health messaging mainly concerns personal hygiene, physical distancing, respiratory etiquette, stocking up on food supplies and essential medicines, contact tracing, and staying indoors as much as possible. We are concerned that the current public health messaging might be leaving out an important at-risk population: people who use drugs, including beverage and non-beverage alcohol, and in particular, individuals who are marginalised and street entrenched..........


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