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Home Front: Politix
NYC Health Commissioner Resigns with ‘Deep Disappointment’ after Clashing with De Blasio
2020-08-05
[NATIONALREVIEW] New York City health commissioner Oxiris Barbot resigned on Tuesday, after clashing with Mayor Comrade Bill de Blasio
...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly. New Yorkers voted for him, so they deserve him...
for months over the city’s coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
response.

De Blasio has a history of clashing with health department officials. In May of this year the mayor opted to place city hospitals in charge of coronavirus contact tracing efforts, despite the health department’s experience with contact tracing for AIDS, measles, and other outbreaks.

"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," Barbot wrote in her resignation letter. "Our experts are world renowned for their epidemiology, surveillance and response work. The city would be well served by having them at the strategic center of the response not in the background."

At a Tuesday presser, de Blasio did not directly say whether Barbot was fired.

"You’re going to have disagreements along the way," de Blasio told news hounds. "It had been clear certainly in recent days that it was time for a change, and really about how we move forward."

Barbot was criticized by de Blasio after the New York Post reported on a March conversation she had with NYPD chief of department Terence Monahan, who was pushing to supply officers with masks.

"I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops," Barbot told Monahan. "I need them for others."

However,
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a health department official told the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

that police had tried to commandeer health department masks that were bound for hospitals, and that Barbot was responding to that attempt.

New York City has seen over 23,000 deaths and 231,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus. More than 2.5 percent of the city’s population has been infected.
Related:
Oxiris Barbot: 2020-05-15 NYC health head rejected NYPD mask plea: ‘I don't give two rats' asses about your cops', DeBlasio sez ‘inappropriate’
Oxiris Barbot: 2020-03-26 New York Health Commissioner Tells People Not To Follow White House Coronavirus Guidance
Related:
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Bill de Blasio: 2020-07-28 Over 30 Shot, 10 Killed, as Violence Surges in de Blasio’s NYC
Bill de Blasio: 2020-07-25 Gov. Cuomo's deadly silence on de Blasio's policing disasters in NYC
Posted by:Fred

#3  Two rats. Asses, both of 'em
Posted by: Muggsy Ebbinese8898   2020-08-05 11:35  

#2  She resigned to keep her integrity and dignity. Somebody should tell her that that only works if you had them to begin with
Posted by: Frank G   2020-08-05 10:53  

#1  "I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops," Barbot told Monahan.

Well, that's two more than de Blasio gives.
Posted by: gorb   2020-08-05 01:30  

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