Masks, delta and deadlines: Six months of mixed messages in New Brunswick’s COVID fight – CBC

Dire warnings gave way to talk of ‘hope’ as restrictions were lifted ahead of fourth wave

Nov 01, 2021

Remember when we were winning?

Last spring, New Brunswick was one of the shining stars of the fight against COVID-19.

“People living in other provinces and around the world look at us with envy when they see how much freedom we have been able to enjoy while still avoiding the full force and the damage of COVID-19, and all that it can create,” Premier Blaine Higgs said May 27.

He was right. At the time.

We never plunged as deeply into crisis as Alberta or Saskatchewan, but we’ve lost our bragging rights.

Half our COVID deaths have happened in the last six weeks. At the end of October we had the second-highest provincial death rate in the country after Saskatchewan.

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