Dr. Tam’s previous anti-mask advice excluded from coronavirus report

Article Link: https://tnc.news/2020/10/29/dr-tams-previous-anti-mask-advice-excluded-from-coronavirus-report/

A timeline of Canada’s coronavirus response excluded any mention of Dr. Theresa Tam’s contradictory mask advice. Yesterday, the Public Health Agency of Canada released the 2020 report on the state of public health in Canada titled “From risk to resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19.” Included in the report was a timeline ranging from December 2019 to August 2020 detailing milestones in the coronavirus response. The only mention of mask-wearing recommendations listed in the timeline was on April 7th when a Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health issued a statement “supportive of wearing non-medical masks as an additional layer of protection.” However, Dr. Tam had repeatedly advised Canadians against wearing masks as far back as March.