On Super Bowl weekend, the fight against COVID-19 in Canada was compared to football by Dr. Theresa Tam.
In a statement shared the day before the big game, she made the timely comparison and told Canadians what needs to be done to tackle the pandemic.
We still need to maintain a strong defensive front against COVID-19.
Dr. Theresa Tam
Dr. Tam said the "collective sacrifice" happening across the country has made a difference in reducing cases and giving room for access to vaccines to expand.
She knows that Canadians will be watching the Super Bowl but said that there still needs to be "a strong defensive front against COVID-19."
That means limiting the people you come into contact with to just your immediate household.
Dr. Tam said to enjoy the game with people in your home and with others virtually so that there's no risk of it being a super spreader event and Trudeau shared the same sentiment.
There's a Canadian connection with the game this year as The Weeknd is headlining the halftime show.