Discussion posted by: Rebeater
Should we encourage people who arrive in Canada from the Hubei province to self-isolate for two weeks? Should you work from home if you recently visited China? What about using the face masks that some are now wearing in the streets of Toronto-area cities? Right now, public health officials in Canada have not called for these steps to be taken. In fact, they’ve even said that the masks are of limited benefit. But it’s only reasonable for some members of the public to start asking these questions, given the news reports coming from China that a population almost twice the size of Canada is now under quarantine and the infection rate and death toll continues to rise over there all while cases start to appear here. Reasonable indeed. And here’s what it’s not: racist.