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"Our challenge now and going forward is to remain united in our efforts to get all of Canada back on a 'slow burn,"' Dr. Theresa Tam said.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam urges Canadians to keep up practices that have slowed the spread of COVID-19: 'The virus doesn’t care about our past efforts. It’s what we do now that matters. We’ve come too far, lost too much, and have so much to protect.'
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says of the COVID-19 pandemic: 'I want Canadians to take to heart that even though we have done well, all it takes is letting our guard down, a lack of understanding, or forgetfulness, to compromise the gains we have achieved together.'
Chief public health officer Theresa Tam says there isn't enough evidence to support herd immunity as a way to re-open society, as Quebec's premier is considering the approach to restart his province's economy.
Canada's top public health officer says this week will be a crucial period in the fight against COVID-19. Dr. Theresa Tam says the impact of physical distancing measures could become clearer in coming days.
Canada's public health officer says the time to act on COVID-19 is now. Dr. Theresa Tam is urging all Canadians to follow control measures that can greatly slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and help prevent large spikes in COVID-19 cases, known as flattening the curve.