The internet is loving the Alberta Chief Medical Officer's periodic table dress

Mar 19 2020, 2:21 pm

She might just be the role-model we need right now.

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has become a daily face for Albertans, providing updates on the COVID-19 situation and informing us all of the best practices to take as we social distance and self-isolate.

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw (Province of Alberta)

Hinshaw had actually been self-isolating earlier this week, as she had symptoms that were more in line with the common cold than coronavirus, but she wanted to take every precaution.

She tested negative for the virus by Tuesday, and she returned to her podium in person for a March 17 update in a dress emblazoned with the periodic table — and the internet took notice.

The store that sells the dress, Smoking Lily, is a BC-based retailer with a store in Victoria and one in Vancouver.

Hinshaw’s appearance in the science-forward dress has sparked quite the demand for it, as the store’s website states that the dress has sold out, but that they’ve created a waitlist for those who want to dress like Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

“Yes, this is the dress you’ve been seeing Dr. Deena Hinshaw wearing on the news,” the dress’ description reads on the Smoking Lily website.

“The Point Grey Dress is super comfortable and has stylish details: box pleat shoulder on a cuffed half sleeve, draped boat neck and pockets. Printed by hand in our studio with the Periodic Table.”

Those who would like to join the waitlist can email [email protected] with the size they would like, as they’ll be making more “as soon as [they] can track down more fabric.”

So here’s to Dr. Hinshaw, for keeping us updated on the situation, providing a great example of best safe practices, and for repping science while doing it.

With coronavirus on the rise, Health Canada is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.