Dr. Theresa Tam has never been one for consistency, and today she proved that again by moving the goalposts on vaccination rates. Previously, Dr. Tam stated she wanted 80% of eligible Canadians vaccinated, now she’s stating she wants 80% of the entire population vaccinated.
Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, has moved the goalposts once again, citing the Delta variant and its contagiousness. This move lead to pushback on Twitter, with people feeling that Dr. Tam won’t stop until everybody is vaccinated. While an overwhelming majority of people are vaccinated, a small but vocal group continues to resist the vaccines.
Dr. Tam has previously come under fire for inconsistent statements regarding COVID-19. Originally Dr. Tam advised people not to wear masks, but then went back on that position. Tam also came under fire for advising people to wear masks during sex.