MPs force release of docs about Dr. Tam's U-turn on mask advice - 2020-07-14
MPs on the House health committee voted Monday for the government to turn over documents containing information about Dr. Theresa Tam's reversal on advising when masks should be worn during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tam, Canada's chief public health officer and the country's lead in its response to the coronavirus, advised during the early weeks of the pandemic in March that masks should be reserved for health care professionals and that it was not necessary for Canadians to wear non-medical masks in public.
Tam changed her tone in April, suggesting to people that they wear masks when shopping or using public transit. Another backpedal came in May when Tam said the government was convinced of their efficacy in limiting the spread of the coronavirus, and more widely recommended their use.