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Security fears follow Dr. Bonnie Henry, even during Royal Victoria race

Security fears follow Dr. Bonnie Henry, even during Royal Victoria race

SirToxalot

She should indeed have security. There are completely unhinged whack jobs who have uttered death threats and other forms of physical violence against her. She should not have to exist in fear of violent idiots because she is doing the very important job she has been asked to do.


Puppy_Coated_In_Beer

I don't agree with a lot of her decisions but she absolutely does not deserve the shit that people have been spewing at her. What is wrong with people?


buckyhermit

One thing I will never understand about this pandemic is how many people are so against the idea of protecting each other’s and their own health that they’ll literally threaten to kill or harm someone else to prove some sort of point. That, and the toilet paper fiasco. Those two things will always be a pandemic mystery to me.


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MaximumDevelopment77

The toilet paper fiasco should have been expected. Same behaviour was seen during the cuban missile crisis


SpartanFlight

Went into a customers home and they had a pallet of toilet paper in one of the rooms.


MaximumDevelopment77

During the cuban missile crisis?


plop_0

hahahahahaha.


Parking-Bench

You saw only one room. Check the basement and the shed.


bengosu

It's the result you get when you encourage people to mindlessly procreate mixed with a shitty education system. This is a worldwide phenomenon, not exclusive to Canada.


buckyhermit

Never said it was a Canadian only thing.


Linmizhang

In their perspective, she is the evil one!


SpartanFlight

The end is coming, antichrist, 666, etc. Religious wackjobs.


originalwfm

Because they don’t actually believe there even is a pandemic. They think it’s all some conspiracy etc. Etc.


rando_commenter

This is why I think the sub shouldn't "move on" from talking about Covid as the pandemic winds down.There's the disease itself, and then there's the scars left on our society by the toxicity and misinformation.


BobBelcher2021

The ask from the mods wasn’t to move on from discussing it, it was just to dial back on the daily case number discussions. They weren’t going to block other Covid-related threads. (Preparing for downvotes incoming)


corvideodrome

Eh. Given how things shook out, I expect most covid related posts to be quietly deleted as “not Vancouver related” or “repost,” going forward, with a fair bit of comment pruning as well


rando_commenter

To be honest, I totally understand why they looked into that, (it's work for them afterall).


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rando_commenter

I know you don't mean badly for her, but your point just literally "whatabout-ed" the topic of our public officials being threatened. Execution of public policy is a separate topic from the safety of the people who serve us.


harlotstoast

Totally irresponsible of these people to do this alternate briefing. They are doing nothing but eroding trust in our government.


corvideodrome

I’m not arguing for shadow briefings but the province approach to data and transparency has been woeful at best and tbh does a fair job at eroding trust all on its own None of which excuses threats against anyone, obviously, but good lord they’re so much slower and so much less forthcoming than many other provinces, it’s hard not to feel a bit concerned


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waynkerr

Anthony Fauci has 24 hour security for himself and his family. There are crazies everywhere. Thankfully not so many of them have guns here but just as we've seen recently in the news(UK MP stabbed to death), all you need is a knife which is easily concealed.


plop_0

What the hell?! I never heard of that.


redditreader1924

So sad that this is what it has come to -- needing a security detail. In my opinion she should be having "ticker tape parades" wherever she goes - but then again I'm just an old fart whose opinion doesn't matter at all.


TreeBearOne

..putting these public figures up on pedestals and talking about ticker tape parades just creates an environment where others like to see them fall, imo the hero worship around dr henry has contributed to her requiring security.


smallduck

Uh, what? There’s one thing that caused her to need security: disinformation and sensationalism for fascistic political purposes.


TreeBearOne

..disinformation and sensationalism? Isn't that 2 things?


smallduck

“our chief weapon is surprise, surprise and fear, …”


FQDN

And i think she's done a terrible job in a lot of ways. Also ticker tape parades have to be terrible for the environment, it's basically mass littering. But threatening someone isn't acceptable, full stop.


redditreader1924

You'll notice I used quotes around the phrase "ticker tape parade". Of course I didn't mean a real one, just mad "respect" to the woman.


FQDN

I guess it's true that some people can't detect sarcasm even when it's obvious.


hazetoclear

True, she hasn't done everything perfectly. However, nobody had a "this is what you do when COVID 19 happens" plan - the science for it didn't exist and we had to learn about it. She did better than most of her counterparts in Canada and the US (at no time has she stated that the pandemic was over before it was really over, like Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan. etc). I'm sure she has had to do deal with politician masters, like her counterparts in other provinces, and their wants and desires would have impacted some of her decisions. We don't know to what extent that has occurred - it could have been very minimal - but that would be interesting post-pandemic research and conversation concerning all the public health officials across Canada.


belcant0

Were the racers supposed to wear masks? Doing a high level aerobic exercise in a mask is a recipe for passing out.


Icy-Lawfulness8008

They take the mask off to run. I did an in person race the other day and we had to have our masks on at the start and the finish but not while running.


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MarketingFilms

No. One is dealing with a biological reality. The other is letting unhinged morons dominate our society. Don't side with the unhinged morons.


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