With kids living in the US, UK, New Zealand and Singapore and friends scattered to the winds all over the world, I’ve been acutely aware of health leaders and doctors everywhere.
Many, like their political leaders, have left me unimpressed as they flip-flop over the ‘science’ on a daily basis and seem to fall in love with their media images like besotted politicians.
Two notable exceptions – Chapeau, Chapeau to Bonnie Henry and Ashley Bloomfield.
Ms Henry is the Health Officer in British Columbia and her sign off “Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe” has even been memorialised in a bright pink leather heeled shoe in Vancouver. Everyone in B.C. trusts her – and believes her.
In New Zealand, working alongside NZ PM Jacinda Ardern, Mr Bloomfield has led the response to eliminate the virus. He would be my New Zealander of the Year.
Clap, Clap, Clap for Bonnie and Ashley.