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SCMP FILM: Fighting fentanyl
Overdoses linked to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 50 times stronger than heroin, killed nearly 30,000 people in the United States in 2017. Authorities say most fentanyl sold in the state of Pennsylvania can be traced back to China. We went to Kensington, an area considered a “ground zero” of America’s opioid crisis, in the Pennsylvanian city of Philadelphia, to find out how a drug funneled through from China is fueling a health crisis half a world away.
Cannabis boom and bust on Native American land - BBC News
During the pandemic, hundreds of Chinese migrants who lost their jobs moved to a remote city on the Navajo Nation Indian reservation in New Mexico, to do what they thought was legal agricultural work. Instead, they and the local Native community found themselves pitted against one another in a bizarre cautionary tale about the boom in cannabis production in the US, and the impact on Asian migrant labourers. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #BBCNews
Inside the lives of Asian massage workers: 'How can we not be scared?' - BBC News
The Atlanta spa shootings have placed a spotlight on a part of the massage industry in the US. Asian massage workers say they often have to deal with the assumption that Asian spas provide sex services. Two female Asian massage workers tell us about the stigma surrounding their profession and the sexual harassment they endure. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #BBCNews
BBC News: Are America's unvaccinated changing their minds?
Warning: Video contains some upsetting scenes. Timothy changed his mind about Covid vaccines - but only after ending up in hospital with a tube to help him breathe. He lives in a county in Arkansas where only a third of people are double jabbed. Hospitals are filling up here once more. Doctors and nurses feel overwhelmed. Despite the surge in cases and deaths, many here remain hesitant - or outright opposed - to the vaccine. And public health experts warn that's a problem for everyone. #CutThroughtheNoise
US hate crimes: 'Asian women are not weak, timid or quiet' - BBC News
Asian American women speak about their experiences in the US as nationwide rallies against anti-Asian hate crimes are held. The demonstrations come after after a shooting rampage in Atlanta in which eight people were killed, six of them Asian women. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #BBCNews