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Dr. Bonnie Henry recognized by the New York Times for her work during pandemic

Dr. Bonnie Henry delivering a COVID-19 live press conference.
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June 05, 2020 - 3:20 PM

B.C. residents aren't the only ones praising the Provincial Health Officer for her efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Bonnie Henry is now under an international spotlight after she was featured in a profile piece by The New York Times, June 5.  

Henry shed light on how she felt at the beginning of the pandemic, March 17.

READ MORE: Dr. Bonnie Henry admits this has been a 'trying' time for her, personally

“It seemed so surreal,” the Times quoted Henry. 

"I felt like someone was standing on my chest."

READ MORE: Dr. Bonnie Henry nominated to receive Order of Canada

The piece refers to Henry as "one of the most effective public health officials in the world," and stated that Henry is both "heartened and frightened by her sudden fame."

READ MORE: B.C.'s Dr. Bonnie Henry inspires a footwear homage from John Fluevog

The piece was published the day following Henry and Minister Adrian Dix's update, stating that B.C. had no new deaths and only 26 people in hospital, including six in intensive care.

To read more about Dr. Bonnie Henry, go here. 

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