To the Editor,
Along with the thick criticism thrown at politicians vacationing abroad during COVID-19 constraints, there should also be some apportioned to the most influential, and maybe even the first, voices to have the ear of government since the crisis began, notably large corporations like the airlines.
The result was resistance against an immediate halt in international commerce, including overseas flights, weeks of delay that may have translated into many COVID-19 deaths. A common yet questionable refrain prevails, especially among capitalist nation governments and corporate circles—that best business practices, including what’s best for the consumers, are best decided by business decision makers.
Frank Sterle Jr.
White Rock, B.C.