During the COVID-19 pandemic, new things are constantly popping up on social media, including hashtags in support of public health officials. Theresa Tam is getting some love on Twitter with a hashtag dedicated specifically to supporting her.\nEach day, Dr. Tam and other Canadian officials address Canadians about the state of the virus in our country.\nDuring the day on April 18, #IStandWithDrTam actually trended on Twitter after people started tweeting kind things about her and messages to her with the hashtag.\nThose included tweets about her calmness and intelligence as she addresses Canadians every day.\nThe point of the hashtag and tweets is to show support and love for Canada's Chief Public Health Officer.\nAll of this happened in response to a petition for Dr. Tam to be fired, launched by Rebel News on April 16.\nIn one of the many tweets of support for Tam, someone said that she "has been doing an exceptional job, all the while maintaining her professionalism and calm demeanour."\n"She is impressive in her knowledge, calmness and level-headedness," another said.\nOne person also thanked Dr. Tam "for keeping Canadians updated and informed about the virus."\nEven Green Party leader Elizabeth May used the hashtag in a tweet about physical distancing.\nKeep it up Canada! Socially connected - Physically distant! #IStandWithDrTam #GPC #COVID19— Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay) April 18, 2020\nThank you Dr Tam. You are saving lives everyday with your tireless work. Stay strong and know that you have my strongest respect and admiration. #IStandWithDrTam pic.twitter.com/0MW85lcCqr— Babs (@AquaBirdie) April 18, 2020\nIn this unprecedented time, Dr Tam has been doing an exceptional job, all the while maintaining her professionalism and calm demeanor. I trust her expertise.#IStandWithDrTam— Monika Field 🇨🇦 (@monikafield) April 18, 2020\n#IStandWithDrTam she is impressive in her knowledge, calmness and levelheadness. we need her. https://t.co/vAmqYxFDjz— virginia hair (@virginiahair1) April 18, 2020\n#IStandWithDrTam who has gracefully shown us that even when the worst in our society show their ugliness, defeating this virus is ultimately for the better of all humankind, and that is her mission. To defeat the virus.— The Wedgees (@TheWedgees) April 18, 2020\n#IStandWithDrTam Thank you Dr. Tam for keeping Canadians updated and informed about the virus, and for advising all of us how to best look after each other in these unprecedented times. 🇨🇦— John A Black III 🇨🇦 (@3johnablack) April 18, 2020\nDr. Tam has my respect, trust, and gratitude. #IStandWithDrTam— dharma seeker (@kimsdharma) April 18, 2020\nThank you Dr. Tam #IStandWithDrTam https://t.co/yiI0cf8Ur8— Tina Mareth ♠️🌎☮️🇨🇦🇬🇧🐩🐷🐴🐝🦋🦉🐘🧝🏻♀️ (@karma_galore) April 18, 2020\nAnother person tweeted that "Dr. Tam and all health workers need our support."\nAnother said she gives a "clear, concise, calm delivery of the information that Canadians need."\n"Happy to have an excuse to publicly support Dr. Tam, who is doing an excellent job in difficult circumstances," someone else said.\n#IStandWithDrTam is the easiest tweet I've ever contemplated. Shame on anyone turning a global pandemic is petty, racist BS. When this is all over, folks will remember all the #CovidHeroes and will take no pity on those asshats using the crisis to forment hate & division.— Ian McMahon (@NDPIan) April 18, 2020\nDr. Tam and all health workers need our support. Follow the science, listen to legit doctors, read legit medical journals and you know that Health Canada is doing an amazing job! #IStandWithDrTam pic.twitter.com/68FNV6v0zA— ☄Rahma🇸🇴🇨🇦 (@Chaotic_Mindset) April 18, 2020\nI like people with brains so that's why #IStandWithDrTam #COVID19 🇨🇦— settofaze (@settofaze) April 18, 2020\n#IStandWithDrTam If you don't, then please provide 100 words or less on what you're doing to help in the time of #COVID19. I'll wait. https://t.co/ol0VUpeT6W— Lorimer Shenher (@ShenherLorimer) April 18, 2020\nThank goodness for Dr Tam’s clear, concise, calm delivery of the information that Canadians need #IStandWithDrTam— Alison Earl (@AlisonEarl2) April 18, 2020\nHappy to have an excuse to publicly support Dr Tam, who is doing an excellent job in difficult circumstances#IStandWithDrTam— Em✍️🖌️🎨🖼️📚🇨🇦 (@penpencilbrush) April 18, 2020\nIn a press conference on April 17, Andrew Scheer said, "we have concerns with the accuracy of the information and the directions that are coming out of Health Canada."\nThough he did note that he doesn't believe Dr. Tam should be scapegoated for decisions made by the government.\nOn April 13, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney had criticized Dr. Tam and accused her of just repeating messages coming from China when it comes to COVID-19.\nA day earlier, he also said that he directed officials to consider using tests, vaccines, or medications even if Health Canada hasn't approved them.\nDr. Tam has been Canada's Chief Public Health Officer since 2017.