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Money the B.C. government’s priority over health

Case numbers of COVID-19 don’t seem to back up opening the economy

On May 30, 2020 there was 11 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Confirmed case total was 2,573 with 228 active cases, 35 people in hospital with five in intensive care. Total year-to-date deaths was 164.

Now, one year later on May 30, 2021, there was 212 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Confirmed case total was 144,209 with 2,853 active cases, 249 people in hospital with 78 in intensive care. Total year-to-date pandemic deaths is 1,708.

Since December 15, 2020, 3,250,116 people have been vaccinated with one dose of vaccine. That is 69.7 per cent of B.C.’s total population.

The figures prove to ask, with so many vaccinations given out, why is the total case count still on the rise?

The provincial government has announced a four stage plan to oust the province out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some doctors have already made comments that lifting COVID restrictions too fast will only let COVID-19 to become the boss again.

In summary, the B.C. government is admitting that the economy is number one and COVID-19 is number two, the final result being money is more important than our health.


Joe Sawchuk,


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