Dear Department Members,
I hope everyone is keeping well.
This week the province released the modelling data for Nova Scotia. It is reassuring that the hard work we are all doing to socially isolate, and the widespread screening and case tracing the province is doing, is working. Our numbers are much lower than they would have been had we not been doing a good job at this. It is more important than ever to continue with these practices, so that the system will be able to continue to respond to COVID 19 needs.
I want to recognize Dr. Todd Hatchette and the Lab for the incredible work they are doing to allow the level of screening that the province is doing. Our province is number one in the country for screening due to their hard work.
Thank you everyone for the work you are doing to respond to patient and academic needs during this time. Together we are making it through these unprecedented times.
Christine Short, MD, FRCP (C), FACP
Associate Professor & Head/Chief Department of Medicine
Dalhousie University/Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority