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OC supervisors Do and Chaffee block county health experts from public Covid updates

Voice of OC, Sept. 2, 2021

September 2, 2021

OC supervisors Do and Chaffee block county health experts from public Covid updates

UC Irvine epidemiologist, [associate professor of nursing,] and public health expert, Sanghyuk Shin, said now’s not the time to block OC Health Care Agency officials from publicly updating residents. “So it seems like right now is not the best time for Health Care Agency officials —  who are really experts and they do a fantastic job when given the chance —  this is not the right time for them to take a back seat. More engagement would be ideal,” Shin said in a Thursday phone interview.