GSL Associate Director comments on the role of CMOHs across Canada during COVID-19

On February 22, GSL Associate Director Patrick Fafard was interviewed in a Postmedia article that appeared in the Edmonton Journal discussing the role of the chief medical officers of health during COVID-19 across Canada.

In the article, Fafard explained that the early messaging was clearly rooted in public health, but as the pandemic progressed, provinces began to make different choices as to when, how and to what extent to implement and ease restrictions:

“The governments chief medical officers work for began to take divergent positions, which makes people understand that this was much, much more complicated than simply following the science.”

He added that when people don’t like the decisions that provincial governments have taken, they are inclined in those situations to blame the chief medical officer of health.

Read the full article here.


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