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This week, The Maple's managing editor Alex Cosh spoke to health policy researcher Andrew Longhurst about the B.C. NDP's inadequate response to the Omicron surge, which has already driven short-staffed hospitals into crisis mode. We talk about whether the B.C. government is "following the science," whether it is doing any better than right-wing Conservative governments in other provinces, and the NDP's longer term record on protecting the public health system.
Andrew is a health policy researcher specializing in comparative health policy, political economy and health system reform. He is a Ph.D. student at Simon Fraser University, and a research associate with the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Find him on Twitter @a_longhurst.
Read Andrew's piece for The Tyee.
Reporting from Capital Daily.
Sound design by Sophia Sanford www.sanfordsanford.com; @_sanfordsanford.
Music credit: "Fluidity," by tobylane.