It’s a question at the top of Elamin’s mind, and it’s even the Last Call question for the week: who do you look to for public health advice, as you figure out how to go about your day during the pandemic? Do you tune into local guidance? Or are you more often paying attention to what your province or territory has to say — whether it’s coming from a premier, or a top doctor? And what if their messaging sometimes differs? Elamin and Rosie explore how some premiers have recently responded to criticism over divergent recommendations, and examine what it takes to delicately balance public health advice and government directives.
Plus, the two pick up where they left off last week, on vaccines: now that two of Canada’s procurement orders are promising candidates, how is the federal government preparing to distribute a future vaccine all across the country? (Turns out… it involves buying a lot of freezers.)