At a recent new conference in Ontario, Canada, Dr Barbara Yaffe told the people getting vaccinated in that province for COVID will still need to wear facemasks, because it is uncertain if the vaccine would protect people from the virus.
For the record, Dr. Barbara Yaffe is the Director of Communicable Disease Control & Associate Medical Officer of Health for Toronto Public Health.
But then it takes a weird turn as a hot mic caught the interaction between Dr. Yaffe and Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief Medical officer, before the new conference started. Not knowing the mic was live, Yaffe turned to Dr. Williams and wondered why she brings her own notes to the news conferences, stating “I just say whatever ‘they’ write down for me.'” Williams replied that he also said what ‘they’ told him to say, replying “Yeah, the same.”
So, if Ontario’s top medical professionals are simply regurgitating what ‘they’ want them to say, then who is really running the show in Ontario? Here are some of the Twitter responses:
And speaking of hot mics, the same thing happened in the US when a hot mic caught an exchange between Pennsylvania Gov Don Wolf and Pennsylvania House Representative Wendy Ullman. Coincidentally, it also involved face masks: