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“Dr. deVilla’s Scarf”: A fan Twitter account for my sister, who’s saving lives in style!

On Sunday, I wrote about my sister, Dr. Eileen deVilla, who is the Medical Officer for Health for the City of Toronto. Simply put, she’s the head of public health for Canada’s largest city and economic capital. This is a big responsibility, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the work she does in coordinating the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 is literally a matter of life and death.

I know this from my own experience as a developer evangelist: doing good work is important, but doing it in style gets the work noticed. Our Mom is a sharp dresser and so was Dad, and it’s a lesson that we both took to heart. For me, it’s nice shirts and the accordion, and for Eileen, it’s splendiferous scarves. At every news conference — and she’s been doing one daily for the past little while — she wears a different scarf.

Someone’s noticed the scarves and started a fan Twitter account — Dr. de Villa’s Scarf, or @de_scarf:

Let’s show my sister some love and appreciation for the work she does — let’s get that account past two thousand followers. Follow it now!

Also worth checking out

Want to see Eileen in action? There are plenty of videos featuring her on the City of Toronto’s channel of COVID-19 news releases, which I’ve included below.

Tuesday, March 12

Friday, March 13

Monday, March 16

Tuesday, March 17

Wednesday, March 18

Thursday, March 19

One reply on ““Dr. deVilla’s Scarf”: A fan Twitter account for my sister, who’s saving lives in style!”

[…] I was a remote worker for nine years, from October 2008 to 2017. As a result, I’ve developed a bag of tricks and techniques to be effective while not working in person at an office. One of them is to not work in pajamas, but to do “the three S’s” and dress up. Tampa’s climate is well-suited to my collection of short-sleeved, button-up shirts, aloha shirts, and guayaberas. Shirts are my thing as much as scarves are my sister’s thing. […]

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