Kansas And Missouri Are Losing Their Public Health Officials
According to an AP report, 1 in 8 Americans live in a county whose health department leader has left the job during the pandemic.
Stress of the job compounded by backlash of communities has made these positions untenable. Gianfranco Pezzino says backlash was inevitable "when this became ideological," citing divisive sentiments in regards to masks and other health mandates.
- Gianfranco Pezzino, former health officer, Shawnee County
- Andrew Warlen, director, Cass County Health Department