Last week, Alberta announced that it will start treating COVID-19 like any other respiratory virus. That means the province will no longer require that those who test positive for COVID-19 to quarantine and testing will not be recommended for mild symptoms of COVID-19.
Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that with vaccines readily available, the need for extraordinary restrictions has diminished. But some doctors have raised concerns about the Alberta government's approach, particularly given COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the province.
On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and the Public Policy Forum’s Sean Speer discuss Alberta's approach and why Speer thinks it may put pressure on other provinces to look at lifing their COVID-19 restrictions.