An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
AN ARMCHAIR MAYOR FOLLOWER writes that we need to take a more candid approach to the messaging around COVID-19 to straighten out the skeptics.
As we approach a critical time in the war against the virus, her point is worth considering.
She says: “For instance, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BREATHE, or RESPIRATORY SHUTDOWN is like drowning and it hurts like hell.”
Well, that would certainly get people’s attention in public service announcements. A little like the warnings on cigarette packages that “Smoking can cause a slow and painful death.”
This sent me looking for more information on how the most severe COVID-19 cases are treated for the virus in hospital.
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.