Promises

and Covid

Dear Editor: 

" It was last on a list of eight threat scenarios, but the danger of a global pandemic made the cut when the Liberal government issued a national security policy in 2004. With the then-recent SARS outbreak in mind, the government said it would integrate its approach to public health emergencies with its national security agenda, including when drafting threat assessments" re:( Easter Traditions and Manitoba case- count hold steady, WFP, April 12. 2020)

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To me, it seems that governments, (of all stripes) continually make promises to no end, then disregard them in the final analysis of budget cuts; benefitting for their continued popularity and political success.  How sad, as the consequences in this virus matter has left Canada exposed to the COVID -19 crisis. Costly? You bet, in many more ways than just money.

Will they ever learn?

John Fefchak

© Virden Empire-Advance

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