Kensington: Where the opioid crisis meets COVID-19

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People congregate at Somerset and Kensington Avenue in Kensington on April 1, 2020. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

People congregate at Somerset and Kensington Avenue in Kensington on April 1, 2020. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood has been the epicenter of the city’s opioid crisis long before the coronavirus pandemic hit. That crisis means a lot of the new social distancing rules are falling to the wayside as people continue dealing drugs and living on the streets, making Kensington particularly vulnerable to the outbreak.  

Guest: Mike Newall, The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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