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Orange County’s former chief health officer resigned after she received threats for issuing a requirement that residents wear face masks in public.
A few days later, Orange County’s district supervisor said masks would be “strongly recommended” instead of required.
But evidence suggests that mask wearing helps lower coronavirus transmission and prevent deaths.
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One of California’s wealthiest counties has become a microcosm of the nation’s divided response to the coronavirus.
On Monday, the former chief health officer for Orange County, Dr. Nichole Quick, resigned after she received threats for issuing a requirement that residents wear face masks within 6 feet of others in public. Quick is the seventh senior health official in California to resign during the pandemic. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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