Does this person really know what a dictator is?

Dear Editor,

Re: “Ruled by Health and Safety dictator”

Since when have scientists and medical experts become dictators? Does this person really know what a dictator is? Is she equating our health experts to Stalin of Russia? To Franco of Spain? To Mussolini in Italy? To Mao Tse Tung of China? To Putin of Russia? To the rulers of North Vietnam, Iran, and Saudi Arabia?

She should also be careful about claiming that hydroxychloroquine is useful in combating COVID-19 virus. It was a drug briefly promoted by, ex-president Trump, the “trumpets’’, and the QAnon supporters; it’s a drug used for fighting malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus (skin inflammation), “not” COVID.

Maybe she should consider the welfare of others before herself. Rather than pushing the belief that we should have “unrestricted” freedoms, we should be concerned about protecting others. Wearing masks, social distancing, and taking COVID vaccines not only protect us, but they also protect our loved ones, our friends, and the people in our community (Let’s not be selfish, eh?)

George Thatcher

Trochu, AB