California’s Public Health Director Quits After Test Reporting Glitch

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On Sunday, California’s public health director, Dr. Sonia Angell, quit without explanation following a technical ‘glitch’ that caused up to 300,000 records to be backlogged — although not all are coronavirus test results and some may be duplicates. This resulted in a delay in reporting virus test results, and information used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools. A review by the Kaiser Health News service and the Associated Press finds at least 49 state and local public health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 23 states.

Public health leaders from Dr. Anthony Fauci down to officials in small communities have reported death threats and intimidation that includes armed protesters at the home of Ohio state’s health director. Some have seen their home addresses published or have been the subject of attacks on social media.

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become.

One of the latest departures came Sunday, when California’s public health director, Dr. Sonia Angell, quit without explanation following a technical glitch that caused a delay in reporting virus test results — information used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools.

Last week, New York City’s health commissioner was replaced after months of friction with the Police Department and City Hall.

A review by the Kaiser Health News service and the Associated Press finds at least 49 state and local public health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 23 states. The list has grown by more than 20 people since the AP and KHN started keeping track in June.

The departures are making a bad situation worse, at a time when the U.S. needs good public health leadership the most, said Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

“We’re moving at breakneck speed here to stop a pandemic, and you can’t afford to hit the pause button and say, ‘We’re going to change the leadership around here and we’ll get back to you after we hire somebody,’” Freeman said.

As of Monday, confirmed infections in the United States stood at over 5 million, with deaths topping 163,000, the highest in the world, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Many of the firings and resignations have to do with conflicts over mask orders or social distancing, Freeman said. Many politicians and ordinary Americans have argued that such measures are not needed, contrary to the scientific evidence and the advice of health experts.

“It’s not a health divide; it’s a political divide,” Freeman said.

Some health officials said they were stepping down for family reasons, and some left for jobs at other agencies, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some were ousted because of what higher-ups said was poor leadership or a failure to do their job.

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Harald
Harald
2 months ago

The biggest problem with Covid is the lies. The public is whipsawed from one side to the other and it feels like the truth is being withheld. Over counting of Covid infections, coupled with over counting of Covid deaths and the resulting draconian lockdowns, social distancing and face masks garbage is frustrating. And it’s going to get worse. The destruction of the economy by health officials is creating a serious built up anger in the populous. The medical industry has abandoned the Hypocratic oath: Do No Harm for the Hippocrites Oath – I get how much more money for a… Read more »

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Silence Knewbetterr
1 month ago

When these so called “health officials” who are steering this Country and the world at large into the largest communist scheme ever devised on the planet, are finally feeling the heat from WE THE PEOPLE, and understand that we will not allow this Republic to fall without a fight, they are right in assuming they will be paying a heavy price for tyranny. This so called pandemic is finally being exposed for the scam it is, and the heat will only get hotter. Those who are willing accomplices in the media and elsewhere will also be held accountable for their… Read more »