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LETTER: COVID = Government thinking for us

There’s a lesson to be learned from this pandemic… but not what one might think

Dear Editor,

There’s a lesson to be learned from the pandemic.

The lesson does not concern the virus, already on the decline globally and whose lethality is a fraction of that of other diseases.

It’s not about media maintaining a 24/7 death toll scorecard in lockstep with government.

READ MORE: B.C.’s COVID-19 case total up by 45 after Easter weekend

And, it’s not even about the millions of lives ruined economically.

RELATED: Langley mayors worried about financial impact of COVID-19

Instead, the lesson learned is how quickly, thoroughly, and unquestioningly people obey authority, even in safe rural areas.

We have become a community of lecturers, tattlers, and germophobes who panic if someone so much as places his foot several inches beyond a duct-tape line.

In terms of thinking for ourselves, the government can do that for us now.

There is no hope.

Robin Brunet, Langley

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