As COVID cases climb in Spokane, hospital ICU beds begin to reach capacity and our SRHD Board fires our public health officer, we are left with a “Three Stooges” approach to public health.
“Best news I’ve heard in a long time,” as one official would say, as the sick and the dying are intubated. Curly and Moe are fighting again. Over 2,000 people watched virtually, as this existing board simply voted along partisan, political lines, with a few notable exceptions.
Perhaps it is time to dissolve the existing SRHD Board in favor of a board of medical professionals who can maintain a relationship with a public health officer. A group that rather than attempt to manipulate the health officer to their own agendas, will serve the public free and independent of political pressures.