Follow Her Lead: Olivia Kasirye

In 2016, four years into Dr. Olivia Kasirye’s tenure as public health officer of Sacramento County, the fentanyl overdoses began. Fifty-two people in the greater Sacramento area overdosed after taking counterfeit narcotics in March and April of that year alone. As federal agents launched their investigation into the source of the pills, Kasirye’s media team lined her up for TV appearances and radio and print interviews around the region.
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