B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head to their daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C. legislature, April 15, 2020. (B.C. government)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: COVID-19 case locations hardly matter

Media’s sensational reporting on COVID-19 deaths ‘despicable,’ says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Locations of COVID-19 cases aren’t public for privacy reasons, March 25.

I am left in wonder with some people, including doctors and the media, asking for precise locations of COVID-19-affected persons. Have these folks never heard of universal precautions? In order to get maximum buy-in from everyone in our province, we need everyone to treat everyone else as a carrier of the virus, end of story.

And shame on the media for focusing on projected body counts. Trying to sensationalize a truly heart-breaking event is a despicable act. The people that have lost the battle against COVID-19 are not statistics but flesh-and-blood folks who are/were loved by someone.

John Little, Nanaimo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clarity on COVID-19 locations would help


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