20 doctors and academics urge Doug Ford to avoid full lockdown

Article Link: https://tnc.news/2020/09/30/20-doctors-and-academics-urge-doug-ford-to-avoid-full-lockdown/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

A letter signed by 20 physicians and academics in the field of medicine is urging Premier Doug Ford to avoid plunging Ontario into another lockdown. Signatories to the letter include the head of microbiology at Sick Kids Hospital Dr. Susan Richardson, as well as over a dozen professors from various Ontario universities. The letter advocates for a “tactical localized approach” instead of “sweeping new lockdown measures” as a way to manage the recent uptick in coronavirus cases in the province. “Lockdowns have been shown not to eliminate the virus. While they slow the spread of the virus, this only lasts as long as the lockdown lasts,” read the letter.