Top doctor resigns

TORONTO — One of the top epidemiologists from Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table has resigned.

Dr. David Fisman submitted his resignation, saying he was uncomfortable with the way provincial politics are influencing the data that is being released to the public.

His resignation comes just two days after he posted to Twitter that new data projections show a “grim fall” season ahead for COVID infections, and claims the province is not releasing that data.

The last data released by the province was put out in June and predicted a Delta variant driven fourth wave was unlikely in Ontario.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath says Premier Doug Ford immediately needs to address the situation and speak to why updated COVID modelling is being ignored.

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