NYC Health Commissioner Resigns, Cites de Blasio Handling Of Covid


New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post Tuesday, citing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a critical letter.

De Blasio confirmed that he received Barbot’s resignation letter before noon Tuesday, and appointed Dr. Dave A. Choksi as her replacement.

The New York Times first reported that Barbot submitted her resignation to de Blasio, amid a clash between the mayor and the city’s health officials.

“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,” she wrote to de Blasio.

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  1. There is a youtube video showing 02 Feb 2020 when this Dr. Oxiris Barbot publicly called on the city residents to go out (public transit, restaurants) and to “certainly” not miss the (Chinese festival) parade with her boasting she herself will be there. (Apparently all that in the name of political correctness lest on appear racist against the virus).


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