Send your letter to the editor via email to Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number.

LETTER: Partial lockdown punishing those not at risk

Our attention should be on protecting the frail elderly and medically susceptible


The COVID-19 lockdowns were initiated to flatten the curve to insure our hospitals weren’t overrun.

We achieved this. Don’t you think it is time for most restrictions to end? We know what we didn’t know seven months ago. COVID can be deadly to the health compromised elderly and those who are medically vulnerable.

Our attention should be on protecting the frail elderly and medically susceptible.

Why punish the rest of us who are not at risk?

Imagine a family in Vancouver living in an apartment surrounded by high rises and non-stop rush hour type traffic. Now shut down all the schools and green spaces so kids, parents and everyone else have no parks or school grounds to run around, play in or just relax and enjoy the open space, fresh air and sunshine.

The risk to children is negligible.

The sooner people develop immunity, contracting and recovering, the sooner society and the protected elderly will be set free.

READ MORE: WestJet says refusal to wear a mask could mean travel ban for a year

The social costs of anti social distancing have been devastating. Suicides, drug overdoses are way up, California has reported more suicides than coronavirus deaths in last couple of months. Domestic violence is up.

Mental health professionals say there is a looming pandemic of mental health issues: stress, anxiety, depression are way up.

Anti social distancing causes people to look at others as a potential enemy. A lot of people are afraid. When fear reigns, people can make poor decisions.

‘Experts’ warn: second wave is coming, stay six feet apart or you will find yourself six feet under.

Those on edge are now living in dread.

It is now illegal and inhumane to put prisoners in solitary confinement. Many experienced a form of isolation and solitary confinement during lockdown!

Now, we have more social isolation.

No summer camp for kids, universities closed until 2021, no music in the park even though there is minimal chance of open air transmission, few summer events, modified school reopening in September. We are creating a lost generation. This is not the at risk population. Common sense would dictate we return to real normal as quick as possible.

Alan Trenzek

Williams Lake

Do you have a comment about this story? email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Letter to the Editor

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New cargo van for Williams Lake Salvation Army

Walmart Foundation helps fund purchase

BC Supreme Court hears how Williams Lake arrest leads to addict’s recovery

“I would also like to apologize for any harm I may have done”

BC VOTES 2020: Provincial election will have familiar duo battling in Cariboo North

The two candidates who received the most votes in 2017 will both be running in Cariboo North again

Nine new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 531 for the region

Second positive COVID-19 test reported at Quesnel Junior School

The exposure dates for this case are Sept. 15-18

B.C.’s top doctor encourages Halloween costumes to include masks

Dr. Bonnie Henry will soon be releasing guidelines on how to safely trick-or-treat this Halloween

Federal child-care plan could help Canada rebound from COVID-induced economic crisis: prof

A $2 billion investment this year could help parents during second wave of pandemic

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Horgan frustrated as Transport Canada mandate for BC Ferry riders returns

Transport Canada reinstates rule that bans passengers from lower decks

Reincarnation, baby! Music-making B.C. couple celebrate ‘miracle’ pregnancy

‘I (said) to Adam, ‘I really think this is your brother reincarnated,’ Elise Estrada says

Survey finds doctors worry supplies of flu vaccine, PPE will lag demand

Canadian health officials have said additional flu vaccines have been ordered to meet expected demand

Most Read