The only thing on anyone’s minds in the latter half of this week has been the novel coronavirus COVID-19. We review the current (as of March 12, 2020) state of the virus in BC and the latest advice from BC’s Chief Public Health Officer and the Public Health Agency.
Then we get into the political reactions, both who’s directly affected and who thinks they have a better plan. And what other policy alternatives are out there.
Remember: Wash your hands and stay home if you’re sick.
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- Public Health Agency of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update
- HealthLinkBC Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.
- In ‘extraordinary’ move, B.C. officials ask retired doctors to re-register in case COVID-19 worsens
- Sophie Trudeau tests positive
- Trudeau announces $1B fund to respond to COVID-19
- Peter MacKay calls for a travel ban
- Erin O’Toole wants a travel ban too and less foreign aid
- Derek Sloan doesn’t trust experts
- Spring Magazine: Coronavirus: Paid sick days now
- Coronavirus: Chaos Follows Trump’s European Travel Ban; EU Says It Wasn’t Warned
- BC Greens cancel all public events amidst leadership race
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