Medical Officer of Health Blog

September – Don’t Get Sick As We Head Into the Fall

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Sep 25, 2023

As we head into the fourth Fall of the pandemic, sick of COVID-19 or not, we now know a lot about how not to get sick from COVID-19! Before the pandemic, public health worked to prevent seasonal respiratory illnesses, such as­ influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), among others. When the World Health Organization declared […]

August – Have we learned from COVID-19? Mostly No.

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Sep 05, 2023

Dr. Thomas Piggott is Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Peterborough Public Health, and an Assistant Professor at McMaster University. Approaching the fall, with the new BA 2.86 variant arrived in Canada and approaching 4 years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question should be front of mind for Canadians. Have we […]

May – Health and Healing Start with a Home

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: May 16, 2023

Peterborough Public Health applauds City staff and City Council for their support at General Committee this past week of a plan that will bring positive action on homelessness and improve health in our community. There are few things more central to our health than a home. When we have one, we are sheltered from the […]

March – Health Equity for All: Eliminating Racial Discrimination

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 24, 2023

By Councillor/Board of Health Chair Kathryn Wilson and Dr. Thomas Piggott This Tuesday, March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and we’d like to speak to you about racism and health. Recognized annually around the globe, March 21 is an opportunity to reflect on progress towards diversity, equity and inclusion. […]