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FUREY: Public health officials need to stay away from politics

Read True North's Anthony Furey's latest in the Toronto Sun!

While we traditionally think of public health officials as those tasked with providing immunizations and keeping our drinking water clean, in recent years they’ve drifted into subjects outside of their core duties.

Does this decrease public trust in our health officials? Could it in some way compromise their integrity and objectivity?

The latest example — coming in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak — unfortunately warrants a “yes” in answer to both of these questions.

Read True North’s Anthony Furey’s latest in the Toronto Sun.

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