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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

Those in that younger age demographic are continuing to meet together in close contact and proximity — that’s just plain foolhardy!

Yesterday I shared a commentary from Ian C MacLeod on this blog (Whichever scenario plays out it will continue to be hugely disruptive and expensive, and will probably be with us for quite a while) ... one response to it concerned me.

BC Health Officer Bonnie Henry with
Health Minister Adrian Dix
They stated to me ... If those that were immuno-compromised, elderly and frail were the ones isolated (compassionately of course) the necessity of tanking the global economy -- and the pain, suffering and misery that follows -- would not be necessary! We have it backwards!

Here’s the thing however; those who saw the town-hall on Global TV last night, with BC’s Chief Medical Officer, Bonnie Henry – and BC’s Health Minister Adrian Dix – may recall Henry telling us that ... twenty percent (20%) of people aged 20 to 50 years of age ARE getting COVID-19.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm not saying everyone needs to stay in their castle, and pull up the drawbridge, however people need to be aware it's not just affecting the demographics this individual mentioned.  We’ve seen over and over again on TV newscasts, those in that younger age demographic are continuing to meet together in close contact and proximity.

That is just plain foolhardy!

Twenty percent of those aged 20 to 50 WILL get
COVID-19 ... this is how some will contract it
So is saying this (sorry MH) ...

... I got H1N1 - got a wicked headache -flu and recovered. (There’s) 1.4 billion people in China and 3,000 dead - about as likely as to trip down the stairs and break one’s neck.

Maybe falling down the stairs and breaking my neck IS a very low probability -- but do I deliberately want to leave something in my way, and risk it?
I too had H1N1 ... and was sick as a dog for two straight weeks. I couldn't work, and I was in charge of a four-person work site.

Additionally, for over six months I would have reoccurring bouts of weakness and feeling sick, and on numerous occasions during that time, I HAD TO take 2 to 3 days off – there was no way physically I could go in.

On top of that, I now have secondary asthma from the impact H1N1 had on my lungs, and if I have a cough for more than a couple of days, it’s a near 100 percent guarantee that my asthma will kick in, and I’ll be hacking for a week or two with that.
As I said, we don't have to panic, but there is definitely no need that be taking unnecessary risks.

I haven’t stated it publicly yet – although many have – so right now I want to take the opportunity to thank Dr. Bonnie Henry for her dedication to her job, and to the efforts she is making in seeing we get through this as unscathed as possible.

Think safe – be safe - stay safe – it only makes sense!

Now ... here are some excellent resources you can make note of:

CLICK HERE to view all the provincial health officer's orders

CLICK HERE to take the online self-assessment tool

CLICK HERE for non-health information on COVID-19, call 1 888 COVID-19 or visit:

For more information on COVID-19, latest updates on testing strategy, self-isolation, and personal and community protection, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control on Twitter @CDCofBC or visit their website

CLICK HERE for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and planning materials

To make an appointment to donate blood, download the GiveBlood app, call 1 888 2-DONATE (1 888 236-6283) or book online


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