Virus vs language politics

It wouldn’t be Quebec if a major story didn’t eventually get entangled with language politics. The Quebec Community Groups Network did a poll that suggested anglos are more “afraid” of COVID-19 than francophones, then François Legault waded in during Wednesday’s presser to blame the Gazette, and specifically Aaron Derfel. I’m not sure what he can pin on Derfel except that he’s been diligently conveying information and analyzing it. Derfel has tweeted that he’ll be responding sometime soon.

Update: Aaron Derfel’s response.