Dr. Oz Visits Johnstown – FOX8

3 weeks until Election Day and candidates for the US Senate seat from Pennsylvania continue to visit our area.

On Friday, Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman held a rally in Johnstown.

Today, Republican Dr Mehmet Oz met with local leaders to discuss crime and drug issues.

The hour-long discussion organized by his campaign took place at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in the West End of Johnstown.

It was not a public event, it only took place with the panelists and media in the room.

Much of today’s discussion focused on the rise of Fentynal and how to combat it.

Oz spoke about supporting more efforts to get drug addicts to rehab, a pledge to do more to secure borders to limit the arrival of Fentynal from Mexico with panelists explaining how jailing more people won’t solve the problem
and their efforts here have helped to some extent

But there are fears that the drug problem will further tear communities apart.

“It is an issue that continues to grow in importance and will forever mark this nation, this Commonwealth and this county unless we start to take it seriously and aggressively push back against what we have since tolerated. too long.”

“The first thing I would say to the community as a community organization and community coalition is that this is going to take all of us. It’s going to take every member of the community to really come to terms with the science behind the concept of disease of addiction.

With regard to the more specific problems of combating crime, the discussion itself was confined to the drug crisis. Although Oz was asked by one of the reporters in the room about specific plans to reduce crime.

To which oz ignored the question as he left the room.

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