VICTORIA B.C. –B.C. Green leader Sonia Furstenau and deputy leader Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi released the following statements in response to the province’s strategy to combat the fall respiratory illness season:
Sonia Furstenau, leader
“In healthcare settings, people should expect utmost protection for all—patients, healthcare workers, and staff. Reintroducing masks in response to rising cases, hospitalizations, and deaths exemplifies a reactive, not proactive, approach to healthcare in B.C.
“Applying the same principle that masks in hospitals protect patients and workers, the government can exhibit strong leadership by mitigating risk in schools and public buildings with evidence-based measures, such as superior filtration and ventilation systems.
“This government must make their decision-making processes clear and transparent.”