LETTER – We have a right to know local COVID-19 numbers

Dear editor,

Island Health won’t release numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the Valley. They say it’s to respect privacy.

I don’t see how anyone’s privacy is at risk if we’re told how we’re doing – no names or personal information, only numbers with updates.

We need to know if our efforts to isolate and distance are paying off. We have a right to know.

There will be a time-delay, but seeing the curve flatten, as it inevitably shall, will encourage us and bolster our resolve.

Michael Heydon,

Courtenay

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