McNeil laughed and thanked the chief medical officer of health. And then they were just a couple guys doing The Steve & Strang Show webcast. "I'm one of those fortunate Nova Scotians—my wife is a cosmetologist. So 30-some years of free haircuts I happened to get one this weekend," McNeil said. "Unfortunately, the gray is still there."
It was a welcome moment of humanity. It was also a sign McNeil and Strang are spending an awful lot of time together. (They announced the province's first cases of COVID-19 in a briefing March 15, and have appeared before the cameras almost every day in the month since.) Play with the slider on these before-and-after photos of McNeil, and see if you'd notice the difference. Remember, in real life you'd be at least two metres away. (Pictures by Communications Nova Scotia.)