Ian Young
Ian Young
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

The Hongcouver by Ian Young

Coronavirus: ‘Calm and reassuring’ didn’t convince Vancouver’s Covidiots to stay home. Maybe it’s time for fear and forcefulness

  • British Columbia’s health officer Dr Bonnie Henry has been a beacon of calm authority amid the Covid-19 outbreak – but some doctors want her to get tough
  • Instead of passive-aggressive measures to deter gatherings, parks and beaches could simply be closed to encourage social distancing

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Ian Young

Ian Young

Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.