The Hongcouver by Ian Young
Coronavirus: End Canada’s face mask misdirection. It is preposterous
- Advice by Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam that ‘putting a mask on an asymptomatic person is not beneficial’ flies in the face of evidence and logic
- Canada could follow the lead of east Asian nations that have prioritised face mask usage and managed to retain a semblance of normal life
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.