Every shred of scientifically supported evidence indicates that opening borders and pushing for rapid economic recovery leads to significant increases in cases of COVID-19.
New Zealand, one of very few countries highly successful in their effort to stop the spread of the pandemic, still has largely impermeable borders. That tactic has allowed them to return to a semblance of normalcy.
It’s not the bustling cross-border trade economy businesses want, but one consequence has been the development of more self sustaining localized trade — precisely what environmental scientists have been encouraging for at least a decade.
P.E.I. has been incredibly fortunate thus far. You’d think we would be loath to push our luck.