Vaughn Palmer: Some optimism, caution and worst possible scenario plans for COVID-19

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 01:24:20 +0000

OPINION: Dr. Bonnie Henry said Friday: “We are, maybe, starting to bend it (the curve) a little here. I hope this will be a motivation for people to double down. … what I don’t want to see, and what I lie awake at night worrying about, is that line is going to start to dramatically increase again. And that is what’s going to happen if we let things off too quickly”

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Vaughn Palmer: Rushing to secure medical supplies in B.C. after 'wicked problem' alarm aired

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 02:11:27 +0000

OPINION: With U.S. sources drying up, B.C. in co-operation with the national government and other provinces are searching out potential sources in China and elsewhere. But as Adrian Dix noted, so are the 100-or-so other countries plagued by cases of COVID-19

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Vaughn Palmer: Bracing for nasty recession, B.C. banking on mega projects to recover

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:54:40 +0000

OPINION: ‘Totally unprecedented. We are basically engineering the steepest recession in B.C.’s history as part of our public health strategy.’ How long will it last? ‘Six to 12 months is a reasonable guess’

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Vaughn Palmer: Life after COVID-19 will allow us to remember those who rose in crisis

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 01:18:44 +0000

OPINION: Society emerged from 18 months of lockdown, bailouts and deprivation with levels of debt equalling those at the end of the Second World War. But for many there was the sheer pleasure of going back to work, of having something — anything — worth doing and colleagues to do it with.

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Vaughn Palmer: NDP's economic showpieces for B.C. recovery need COVID-19 risks to end

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 02:13:33 +0000

OPINION: It remains to be seen how quickly the provincial government can fire up these initiatives, much as they will be needed to get B.C. out of the expected economic recession

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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan didn't ask for virus crisis, but he's well suited to rise to it

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 01:39:49 +0000

OPINION: The coronavirus outbreak has focused the public mind on the basics, as Premier Horgan also noted this week in listing questions he hears again and again from across the province: ‘Will I continue to receive a paycheque? Is my job secure? Can I pay my rent? Is my business going to get through this?’

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Vaughn Palmer: Day of downers in B.C. includes hint of deficits, potential of COVID-19 deaths

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 02:06:41 +0000

OPINION: There is no begging yet from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix. But the mood is increasingly sombre at their daily briefings, especially because of the growing number of deaths

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Vaughn Palmer: Stumbling over words, Liberals sidestep around medical funds for dying

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 02:29:15 +0000

OPINION: ““Upon reflection, I realize my comments were not worded well. To be clear, I acknowledge and respect Fraser Health’s decision to ensure that federal law is upheld and all citizens are given access to medical assistance in dying”

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