British Columbia's Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry On the Ongoing Challenges Of Covid-19, Vancouver's Restaurant Protocol Report Card And Moving Forward Together
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There are few people on this planet who understand viruses and pandemics more than Dr. Bonnie Henry. As BC’s top health officer, her years of experience in dealing with past crises such as Ebola in 2001, SARS in 2003 or H1N1 in 2009 gave her the knowledge to help guide us during COVID-19. With a low transmission rate and an even lower death toll, her efforts have been nothing short of remarkable.
We say this knowing full well how important it is to have a unified and stable leader during such a time. What we’ve seen down south in the United States is a cautionary tale of what you don’t want. A clear and consistent voice is not only critical to maintaining public confidence and expectations, but vital when dealing with life and death.
With that, we were beyond thrilled that she was free to join us on the podcast to discuss how she’s faring personally, how BC has handled the pandemic so far, thoughts on the restaurant community and their response efforts, expectations moving forward and much much more.
We were tight on time as she only had thirty minutes for us so we weren’t able to dig as deep as we might have liked with some topics, but nevertheless, there’s some great stuff here. She’s extremely candid and honest. We’re confident you’ll enjoy this conversation.
Additionally, she’s written a fun and timely book that we couldn’t recommend more. It’s titled, ‘Soap and Water & Common Sense: The Definitive Guide to Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites, and Disease.’
Do check it out.
Stay safe, everyone. Wash your hands and be nice to each other. Enjoy!
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