It's a slippery slope we're going down. Personally, I find the new travel restrictions baffling and somewhat revealing of the authorities' true intentions. Assuming Covid rates are roughly equal in different regions, it makes no difference if I sheepishly go down the road from my house to buy groceries and in doing so catch / spread Covid locally, versus me driving to Calgary to buy groceries and catching / spreading Covid there, BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY THERE. Statistically, it is exactly the same and makes no difference to overall Covid transmission. The "scary" purported new variants are all over the place now so the argument that travel restrictions are to prevent the spread of those variants doesn't make sense either, and authorities always have and still do allow "essential" foreign workers etc. to come into the country without quarantine. And now these new variants are somehow OUR fault?
We are being put under heavy handed authoritative travel lockdowns without any valid explanation of how that will prevent spread of the virus. The real reason is to spread fear, and to "punish" us for wanting to live like real humans, for something that isn't our fault and that from the very beginning has been atrociously mismanaged by authorities.
As far as small communities wanting to restrict travel to keep Covid out of their otherwise clean communities, for sure I understand the justification for that but that isn't what the government is coming down with. They are trying to prevent travel between Calgary and Vancouver. It's an attack on free society that pushes the boundaries of what is constitutionally legal, without any clear scientific justification for it, and what's worse, few people even seem to be demanding that the clear justifications be explained. Sorry Bonnie, you're going to have to do better.
Last edited by Mark_BC; 04-20-2021 at 01:50 AM.