Post-pandemic health and science: preparing for the next one now
Let’s not miss this opportunity to plan ahead. Our lives and those of Canadians that follow us will depend on our communal foresight and wisdom.
Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, and Canada's deputy public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo, pictured on the Hill on Dec. 15, 2020. We must not listen to calls that demand inquiries on what went wrong and who is to blame, and rather focus our attention on what has been learned and how this can inform policy-makers going forward, write Stan Kutcher and Abraham Fuks, but the Public Health Agency and Health Canada still need to produce a cogent and thorough plan to address these threats, despite long-standing concerns raised by infectious disease physicians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade