Toronto's Chief Medical Officer has a fan account dedicated to her scarves

Mar 19 2020, 6:44 pm

As Toronto and the world at large are facing uncertain social and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, pockets of the world are rallying together to bring some levity to the situation.

Such is the case, right here, in Toronto.

A Twitter account has been created celebrating the varied scarf choices of Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eileen de Villa.

The account simply called, Dr. de Villa’s Scarf.

City Councillor Joe Cressy thanked whoever made the account on Twitter.

“Pausing from non-stop COVID-19 meetings to thank whoever out there decided to create a twitter account for our Medical Officer of Health’s scarfs. Dr. Eileen de Villa is among the most dedicated and talented civil servants you will ever meet,” said Cressy. “She also has a great scarf game.”

De Villa has been providing daily updates on the state of the coronavirus cases in Toronto and the measures residents can take to ensure of the health and safety of the community at large.

On Thursday, the first image on the Twitter account showed the Chief Medical Officer with the floral scarf print on March 12 during a press conference.

Another praised her colour blocking scarf that she wore on March 13.

And the praise continued with, “we love a statement pattern from the 16th.”

In another image, de Villa can be seen wearing a scarf with owls on it, to which the account responded with, “yesterdays scarf was a…hoot.”

And lastly, her monotone grey scarf and jacket combination was hailed as “chic.”

Similarly on the west coast, fans took to social media to show their appreciation for British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry who has become a hopeful and needed voice during the unsettling times.

The public praised Henry, with some even writing her songs to show their appreciation.

While it is not known who the creator of Dr. de Villa’s Scarf is, it’s clearly paying homage to the woman who has become the face for Toronto’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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