The World Health Organization has strongly urged governments to disclose the numbers and locations of COVID-19 cases in all countries, stressing that information and transparency about the extent of the outbreak are vital in building public trust.
Our B.C. government’s unwillingness to tell us which communities have confirmed COVID-19 cases feels paternalistic and is not acceptable in these exceptional times. Rumour and speculation only increase public fear and misinformation.
I join Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison in urging the provincial government’s top health officials to make this essential information available immediately.