NYC Health Commissioner Resigns Over Mayor de Blasio’s Covid-19 Failures
Fox News is reporting that New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned abruptly from her post Tuesday. She said her resignation was due to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Barbot listed her concerns and reasons for resigning in a highly critical letter.
The story was first reported in the New York Times, which first obtained the letter to de Blasio in which she states: “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been.”
“Our experts are world renowned for their epidemiology, surveillance and response work,” Barbot added. “The city would be well served by having them at the strategic center of the response not in the background.”
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