By John Lawless
You may not have heard of her before this pandemic, but you definitely know her now.
Dr. Bonnie Henry is the provincial health officer who has been leading the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in BC. She has been delivering the sombre statistics during daily updates on the virus spread in the province, as well as providing instructions and answers on how to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
She has accumulated a cult following of fans who are very happy to voice their appreciation for Henry's work.
There are now Dr. Bonnie Henry Fan Clubs that have popped up on Facebook and Twitter, that allow users to post and share how much they appreciate Dr. Henry and all of her work. The fan club Twitter account mostly posts updates when Henry is about to speak, or retweets posts from the public on their various thoughts about the health officer.
I also plan my day around Dr. Bonnie Henry. She has no idea who I am, but I’m quarantined at home with COVID-19 and she is literally my rock.— Kyla Lee (@IRPlawyer) March 26, 2020
If there is a question that Dr. Bonnie Henry can't answer with a thorough, data-based, and measured response, not to mention a good dose of humanity, I haven't seen it yet. @bonniehenryfans— Shauna Wiese (@ShaunaWiese) March 24, 2020
The Facebook group seems to be a little more on the wild side, pondering everything from Dr. Henry's age to her relationship status. But nevertheless, every post in the group is steadfastly behind the provincial health officer, and everything she has done to keep the public informed.
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