Dr. Hinshaw addressed the public in an Alberta COVID-19 update on Thursday, September 3. 

During the question period, a member of the media asked about the top doctor's opinion on"pandemic fatigue" given that we will soon hit the six-month mark since Alberta's first COVID-19 case was recorded. 

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Hinshaw empathized with Albertans, saying that because "this is something that we can’t see the end of," she understands why people would be feeling frustrated. 

“I sympathize. I too wish that it would just go away," she said. "Pandemic fatigue is a very real thing."

As of publication, the province has 1,415 active cases with 46 individuals hospitalized.