Hawaii public health shakeup follows other states’ amid coronavirus pandemic
Dr. Sarah Park became the third public health official to depart recently.
Earlier in the week, Bruce Anderson, director of the state Health Department, announced he was stepping down, and Dr. Emily Roberson, who only recently was appointed to lead Hawaii’s contact tracing operation, requested to be placed on leave, the Star Advertiser of Honolulu reported.
The moves come as Hawaii has seen coronavirus-related deaths rise to 79 and confirmed cases of the virus rise to more than 9,200, with both figures spiking in just the last two months, the newspaper reported.
They also follow health department departures in other states and cities, as health officials face criticism of their job performance — or …continued .
[Source: Fox News]