Did politics muzzle a doctor who spoke out about the Ontario government's COVID-19 response? - 2022-03-26
In early 2020, just as the Coronavirus swept into Canada, Dr. Brooks Fallis became the Interim Medical Director of the Critical Care team at William Osler Health System in Brampton, Ont. Dr. Fallis was forced to confront what he says will probably be "my biggest challenge as a physician."
He embarked on a journey to care for his critically ill patients suffering from COVID-19 in the ICU, "the infirm" as the Oath calls them. He also committed himself to fulfil the Oath's obligation to "all my fellow human beings."
Dr. Fallis did that by doing media interviews when asked, writing opinion pieces and signing up on Twitter. As the pandemic worsened Dr. Fallis says he "felt this sort of moral obligation to speak out." His target, time and again, was the strategy adopted by the Ontario government and Premier Doug Ford to contain COVID-19.