Going into the first pandemic lockdown

Episode #1

In this episode, I’m talking with Dr. Robert Strang about the decision-making that resulted in Nova Scotia entering its first lockdown at the beginning of the Covid pandemic. Rob is the Chief Medical Officer of Health for the province of Nova Scotia. The tough calls that our leading health officials have had to make in the face of this pandemic have been staggering. Especially, in the early days of the outbreak, these decisions needed to be made quickly and with incomplete information. Even more challenging, they needed to be implemented within structures that are classically very slow to act. And all of this is taking place in an environment where the stakes are literally life and death. If you’d like to learn more about Rob, you can check out his Wikipedia page for a brief background on his life and career. And if you’d like some assistance with your own tough calls, we’ve compiled a collection of free tools just for you. Go to toughestcall.com to check them out. If you’re not yet a subscriber to Toughest Call, please add us wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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