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With each decision, Loh weighs the many competing interests in Peel before landing on what must be done in his role as physician to protect the region’s 1.5 million residents.…
“It took a lot of courage from him to say that no business and no corporation is more important than public health,” said Brampton Mayor @patrickbrownont.…
Nearly 15 months into the pandemic, Loh still likes to say he never was supposed to be leading the public health response to the COVID crisis in Peel. But that’s not entirely true.…

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