Technocrat Speak: ‘No one is protected until everyone is protected’

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, presented Canada’s annual report on the state of public health in the country, which outlines the “heavy toll” COVID-19 has had on Canada’s health-care system and how it has put a “spotlight” on the inequities in society.

“There are people that have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic,” Dr. Tam said at a press conference on Wednesday. “The virus didn’t create new inequities in our society, it exposed them and underscored the impact of our social policies on our health status.”

“No one is protected until everyone is protected.” — Dr. Theresa Tam