By B. Tyler, Chairperson, Editorial Board of The Nanaimo Beacon

Where have all the good heroes gone? And where are all the gods? Where’s the streetwise public health officials to fight the rising odds?

Late at night, we toss and turn, and dream of what we need.

And what we need in Canada during this pandemic is a hero. We’re holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night. She’s got to be strong and she’s got to be fast, and she’s got to be fresh for the fight.

We need a hero.

We’re holding out for a hero for this COVID fight. She’s got to be sure and it’s got to be soon, and she’s got to be larger than life.

And that hero is, naturally, Marg Delahunty.

Somewhere after midnight, after the last empty bus — somewhere just beyond our reach, there’s someone reaching back for us… racing with the researchers and rising with the heat. It’s going to take a superman to sweep COVID-19 of its feet.

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above… out where the vaccine cure is a must. We could swear there is someone, somewhere watching us. Watching us through the wind, and the chill, and the rain, and the storm, and the flood.

We can feel her approach like a fire in our blood.