Skip to comments.California's public health director abruptly resigns amid questions about state's virus testing data
Posted on 08/10/2020 10:12:24 PM PDT by bitt
Dr. Sonia Angell's resignation comes as California contends with an enormous data glitch in its infectious disease recording system.
Dr. Sonia Angell, California's director of the Department of Public Health, abruptly resigned on Sunday. Angell, who had been in the position for less than a year, reportedly resigned via an email sent to the California Health and Human Services Agency.
Angell has, among others, been leading the state's battle against the novel coronavirus. More than 10,000 Californians have died of the illness, and most of the state remains on shutdown following a brief reopening period in early summer.
"Our department has been front and center in what has become an all-of-government response of unprecedented proportions to COVID-19. In the final calculation, all of our work, in aggregate, makes the difference," Angell reportedly wrote in her resignation letter.
"I want to thank Dr. Angell for her service to the state and her work to help steer our public health system during this global pandemic, while never losing sight of the importance of health equity," wrote Governor Newsom in a Sunday night statement.
During her time in office, Angell held the dual role of director of the state Department of Public Health and California's public health officer. Those roles will now be divided between Sandra Shewdry, a vice president at the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation, and Dr. Erica Pan, who served as public health officer in Alameda County.
Angell's departure comes as the state government reckons with a data glitch that failed to log nearly 300,000 infectious disease testing records, resulting in hindered decision-making at the highest levels of the California government.
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“During her time in office, Angell held the dual role of director of the state Department of Public Health and California’s public health officer. Those roles will now be divided between Sandra Shewdry, a vice president at the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation, and Dr. Erica Pan, who served as public health officer in Alameda County. “
Are men not allowed to hold these positions???
Seems like everyone of these jobs is held by women or women-wanna-bes like the one in Philadelphia.
Maybe she did not agree with Newsom’s medical statistics accounting methods.....
You would think she would hang in there until the pandemic is resolved. She ought to be hung in there for abandoning her post.
Did she have a conflict of conscience? It happens working with the state. Someday I’ll tell my story. Hopefully, this person will tell theirs and hopefully it’s in HHS and Newsom’s face. The government is a behemoth when you kick in their teeth. They’re a Hydra.
Is this an affirmative action appointment?
California voters need to sign the recall Gruesome Newsom petitions being circulated.
Just The News (John Solomons outfit) didnt dig much. What does glitch that failed to log nearly 300,000 infectious disease testing records mean? Lost Positives or Negatives?
The Pennsy Education Secretary resigns about two weeks before public school districts are about to open.
Nice to know our public servants are taking care of numero uno first and foremost.
This needs to happen on a massive scale.
There is widespread corruption that must be rooted out.
I am sure Rachel Levine here in PA would be unable to
withstand close scrutiny.
I dont like the sounds of this. Newsome putting his own loyalists in power in preparation for bigger lockdowns?
Newsom: “I need a big outbreak in positive cases to justify shutting down businesses”
Angell: “Governor, I can’t just..”
Newsom: “Do it or quit”
Why is testing so important? We’ve been told this is the worst virus in human history, so why does anyone need testing to know they’ve got it? Wouldn’t they already know? I mean, don’t people instantly bleed out all their orifices and die??
Newsom: I need a big outbreak in positive cases to justify shutting down businesses
“I need a big outbreak in positive cases to justify
1. giving illegals $1200
2. charging the Feds 31K for fake treatment
There is a free testing place across from my office here in CA. For the longest time cars were backed up waiting to get tested. Recently those numbers have dried up, no long lines ect. CA had to find new cases now that they cant get enough people to get tested. All so Newsom can have the numbers he needs to further the lockdown and restrictions.
Allegedly, More than 10,000 Californians have died of the illness.......
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