OPINION | Pandemic priorities: Premier’s response to COVID-19 crisis goes beyond politics

On Tuesday afternoon, Premier Jason Kenney declared the COVID-19 pandemic a public health emergency that “will test all of us.”

Will it ever.

It will test our emergency workers, our doctors, our nurses, our first responders. It will test the strength of our communities and the bonds of our society. 

For parents trapped in self-isolation with children, it will be a test of patience and resilience.

For the social-media trolls who argue this is just part of a conspiracy to shut down the economy, it is a test they have already failed.

For our politicians, it will be a test of leadership.