COVID-19 update for Feb. 3: Support for B.C. health officials dropping | Eight more deaths – Vancouver Sun
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“The support for Dr. Bonnie Henry is still very high,” Heather Owen, vice-president of Leger’s Vancouver office, noting that Henry has one of the highest support rates for any public official in Canada tracked by the polling company.
Health Minister Adrian Dix’s public support went from 72 per cent in December to 67 per cent in January. Owen noted those approval ratings are still much higher than the 63 per cent support expressed for Canada’s chief public health officer Theresa Tam and the 59 per cent support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
12 a.m. – Parents on edge as coronavirus variant scare hits B.C. school
We’re being forced into a game of Russian roulette. That was how some B.C. parents with school-age children said they were feeling after hearing staff and students at a Maple Ridge school were mass tested following possible exposure to a more-easily spread COVID-19 variant.
Pressure from frustrated parents is mounting on public health officials to change the way schools are operated during the pandemic, with many again calling for mandatory mask wearing and more information from officials, among other things.
Reni Mochdie, a parent with school-aged children in Port Coquitlam, said she was already scared before she heard about the case of Garibaldi Secondary School.
“It’s just terrifying. I feel like there’s not enough safety measures in schools — not just for the kids, but for everyone that we’re relying on to keep the schools running,” Mochdie said.
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