Local health officials handling the day-to-day response to the coronavirus crisis have faced hostility like never before, according to a new study of 1,499 episodes of harassment during the first year of the pandemic.
“Our nation’s safety is eroding beneath us because our public health workforce isn’t well,” said Brian Castrucci, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation.
Hybrid Hearing On “Upgrading Public Health Infrastructure: The Need To Protect, Rebuild, And Strengthen State And Local Public Health Departments”
On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Rep. James E. Clyburn, Chairman....
The Justice Department must help protect public health officials across the country who have been threatened with violence and harassment during the pandemic, a group representing nearly 3,000 local health departments said.