TORONTO, April 20, 2021 – Ontario’s doctors strongly endorse the six recommendations made by the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table today to reduce transmission of the virus, protect our health-care system and reopen the province safely as soon as possible.
The Ontario Medical Association supports the advisory table’s focus on targeted solutions to stop the worst spread of COVID-19 since the pandemic began a year ago — and spelling out what will not work.
“People are dying and being hospitalized at staggering rates, but those rates are not equal among all Ontarians,” said OMA President Dr. Samantha Hill. “We call on the government to implement immediately all of the solutions proposed by the Science Advisory Table to stop the virus from transmitting in our workplaces and hotspot neighbourhoods. Failure to do so allows the virus to continue to spread. Failure to do so allows more Ontarians to fall ill, need hospitalization and die. Failure to do so risks doctors’ ability to care for any of us.”
Here’s “what will work,” according to the advisory table:
The OMA agrees with the advisory table that the following “won’t work:”
The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000-plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.