IT’S TEMPTING TO CHANGE BAD BEHAVIOUR through mandates. The reasoning is that citizens will stop doing bad things if they are told not to.
An order by B.C.’s provincial health officer to use facemasks would run into two problems. The first is political.
Facemask use has, unfortunately, become politicized with those who live in a parallel world of reality thinking that COIVD-19 is a hoax and facemasks represent a threat to their liberty.
EDITORIAL – Now is the time for regulation, not expectation on masks
I hesitate to call these pandemic deniers right-wingers because that suggests that they occupy the political spectrum. Instead, they live in an echo chamber of the Facebook vortex; a demented vision of the world projected by the outgoing president of the U.S.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday, Nov. 19 that she is mandating masks in indoor public spaces and retail environments for both customers and employees. Kids under two and those unable to wear masks will be exempted.
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.