Premier Kenney also commented more generally on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, saying the province has “done well.”
“We’ve done well, not perfectly, but we’ve done well with a less restrictive approach and I believe we can continue to protect he healthcare system without widespread disruptions and lockdowns that have massive broader consequences,” the premier said. “There is less support for lockdown-style policies in this province and I think the intuition of Albertans who are skeptical about lockdowns is pretty correct.”
“The virus is here to stay unless or until there is widespread immunity, either through natural infection or through the widespread use of a vaccine, we have to cope with it and we have to carry on with life.”
Kenney went on to highlight that COVID-19 fatalities have decreased by 70 per cent since the spring.