Winnipeg surgeon Dr Gigi Osler is using the social media platform Tiktok to educate people, especially the younger crowd, about COVID-19 and how they can reduce the spread of the illness.
The first post she made last March taught people how to properly wash their hands. Her recent video about how Winnipeg has become a hot spot for the virus had 23,000 views as of lasr week and nearly 1,700 likes as of today.
Dr. Osler is past president of the Canadian Medical Association and said she made mini videos while off duy in between tasks in the hospital and did not expect that her posts will become viral.
She said she wanted to reach young people who might not read or watch traditional news sources.