As Ontario enters the second phase of the economic reopening, the province’s newly appointed top doctor is offering a rare apology for the lives lost and therefore the businesses impacted during the pandemic.
In an exclusive interview, Ontario’s Chief medic of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said the extended closures of indoor dining and gymnasiums — the longest in North America — weighs on him heavily because the burden of managing COVID-19 now rests on his shoulders.
Dr. Moore felt extremely sorry in an interview, about all of the negative consequences of this pandemic on everyone.
He said he is pitying every death and each hospitalization and each person who has been within the medical care unit and for each business that’s been affected.”
That said, Moore believes the province must be hyper-cautious within the face of the highly transmissible Delta variant which is quickly becoming the dominant strain in Ontario.
During his first press conference as Chief medic of Health, Moore dampened any hopes or expectations that the third and final step of the economic reopening are going to be fast tracked because the province blows past the specified vaccination targets.