Celebrating Canada’s health care workers had its downside

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Guest: Steve McKinley, reporter in the Star’s Halifax Bureau

In a world where people are celebrated for what they do on screens, it makes sense that medical personnel were celebrated early on in the pandemic. With daily press conferences, some people like Dr. Bonnie Henry in British Columbia, Dr. Deena Hinshaw in Alberta or Dr. Horacio Arruda in Quebec got a lot of screen time and were recognized for their calm demeanours and knowledge about how best to deal with the pandemic. But as time has gone on, the messaging has changed. Canada’s “celebrity” doctors are learning that fame can cut both ways with some having to take measures to ensure their personal safety.

Raju Mudhar is a co-host and producer on the Star’s podcast team. He is based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @rajumudhar
British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is frequently mentioned with praise and scorn on social media.

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