EDITORIAL – It will be very easy to blow the Four Step COVID recovery plan

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An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

THE BIG COVID ANNOUNCEMENT yesterday has brought a lot less cheering than I expected.

After all, restrictions are going to ease up considerably, with the “circuit breaker” gone, and others relaxed in the coming weeks and over the summer.


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But a surprising number of people think it’s too early. They worry about easing up as we enter the vacation season, fearing a new surge if people become too confident.

And there’s the rub. In some ways, this pandemic is like a big tennis match. Commentators often talk about the inability of some players to get across the finish line when they’re ahead.

They might be winning five games to four in a tied set, and serving at 40 love, only to fall apart and allow the opponent to break and then go ahead and claim victory.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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