B.C. MLA Andrew Weaver expresses his exasperation over a coronaphobia-induced run on toilet paper

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      The tragic spread of COVID-19 has been devastating to the people of China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran, in particular.

      The death toll continues to rise, particularly among those over the age of 60.

      COVID-19 has also wreaked economic havoc on major industries, such as air travel. And the cruiseship companies have been absolutely walloped.

      But amid all this gloom, there has been the occasional lighter moment. Like the tweet below from Andrew Weaver, the former leader of the B.C. Greens.

      It came during a visit to Save-On-Foods at the University Heights Shopping Centre, which isn't very far from UVic.

      The store is in an upscale neighbourhood with plenty of educated people. And, as Weaver noted, there wasn't any toilet paper on the shelves—all due to what some are calling "coronaphobia".

      Another lighter moment has come from  a new Twitter account honouring B.C.'s provincial health officer.

      The Dr. Bonnie Henry Fan Club—it can be found @bonniehenryfans—has 481 followers as of this writing.

      It emerged in response to Dr. Henry's media briefings about COVID-19 cases in B.C.

      Most of the time, she coolly delivers her updates with precision and sound advice. But yesterday after two seniors came down with the disease in a North Shore long-term care home, Dr. Henry became emotional as she recalled the fights against SARS and Ebola.

      That touch of humanity has only broadened her appeal.

      Below, you can see some of the tweets.