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Politics over public health

I write to express my anger and concern over the removal of Dr. Bob Lutz as Spokane County’s health officer. Dr. Lutz has show real courage and leadership during the pandemic, and the Health Board should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for getting rid of him.

Not only that, but the way it was done — in a closed executive session rather than a public meeting, and providing the public with no information as to why — is contemptible and cowardly. It shows a politicized concern of business over public health that is in opposition to the Board of Health’s mission to “protect, improve and promote the health and well-being of all people through evidence-based practices.”

Jane Ellsworth



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