• Patti Pontoon

Yukon's BS response to COVID-19 working, says top doctor

WHITEHORSE - Economic recovery, not human life, is top priority as territory confirms third case of COVID-19

Yukon Health Minister Pauline Frost at Wednesday's announcement confirmed that the BS campaign in Yukon is having the desired effect


The Government of Yukon's chief medical officer confirmed a third case of COVID-19 in a public announcement on Wednesday.


Dr. Brendan Hanley said the individual had traveled outside of Yukon and spread it upon returning to the territory.

"The fact that this person traveled outside of Yukon proves that only testing people who have traveled outside Yukon works," Hanley said in a pre-prepared speech. "By spreading the virus to other people before showing symptoms and going into self-isolation, this individual did everything right in accordance with the BS campaign ."

"The fact that this person traveled outside of Yukon proves that only testing people who have traveled outside Yukon works," - Dr. Brendan Hanley, Chief Medical Officer

The Blinkers-Special, or 'BS' campaign, was launched by the Government of Yukon on March 13 to encourage Yukoners to ignore World Health Organization advice and instead practice social proximity.


Chief Medical Officer launches BS campaign for Yukon


Yukon Health Minister Pauline Frost gave an assurance that government communications staff are working around the clock to ensure Yukoners feel patronized and protected from the facts.


"The Premier is hell bent on prioritizing economic recovery over human life," Minister Frost said. "A good example of this is closing public schools while keeping privately-run daycares open for everyone, not just essential workers."


New measures should help the spread of Coronavirus


When questioned about people arriving into the territory, Hanley reiterated the Government of Yukon's BS position that people who show no symptoms cannot transmit the virus.


"Anyone traveling to Yukon who is a health-care worker can return to work as long as they show no symptoms of COVID-19. Health-care workers, in particular, can help spread the virus onto other health-care workers"

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