An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IT’S SIMPLY ASTOUNDING that so many people continue to congregate in large numbers as though COVID-19 is some sort of a lark.
It needs to be said that many, many people — hopefully, most — are doing it right and keeping their distance.
But it’s unforgivable that throngs continue to crowd beaches, parks and markets across the country and around the world. A new hashtag, #COVIDIOTS, chronicles their idiocy.
It wouldn’t matter as much if they were only putting themselves at risk, but have they no compassion for others they might infect?
The time has come to invoke the federal Emergency Measures Act.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.