Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table to dissolve next month – CBC

Dissolution comes as ‘pandemic continues,’ group says

Aug 26, 2022

Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, a key group of independent experts in the province’s response to the ongoing pandemic, confirmed Friday that it will be dissolved early next month after more than two years.

In a statement posted to its website, the table says it was informed by Public Health Ontario (PHO) at an Aug.18 meeting that it and all of its working groups would be disbanded as of Sept. 6.

“We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served Ontario since July of 2020,” the statement read. “Many of us will remember our work for the Science Table as some of the most important work we have ever had the chance to do.”

The group said its work reflected the dedication of hundreds of volunteer scientists, physicians and administrators. It added that the key principles that will help Ontario manage the continued dangers of COVID-19 are that science matters, equity counts, transparency is critical, independence must be both perceived and delivered, and timeliness and relevance are essential.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-19-science-advisory-table-dissolves-1.6563104

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