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Tyee Poll: Do You Think Canada Should 'Go for Zero' with COVID-19?

As the pandemic marches on, many of us are fatigued from ongoing lockdown measures and a continuing sense of limbo. While B.C.’s daily cases have plateaued, they’re still considered far too high (and concerning) to health authorities.

The idea to "get to zero" is gaining momentum. In countries like New Zealand and Australia, a significantly more robust lockdown approach aimed at completely eliminating the virus was taken from the get go. Now those citizens are enjoying activities that seem like distant memories to many of us.

Both the federal and provincial governments have faced criticism for not creating stricter rules. But that may be changing. The federal government is now implementing new regulations that will force travellers returning to Canada to isolate in regulated hotels until receiving a negative COVID-19 test.

With the anniversary of the first cases of COVID-19 in Canada having recently passed, and that of the first lockdowns approaching, we want to ask:

Do you think Canada should 'go for zero' with COVID-19?

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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