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NYC health commissioner resigns, citing de Blasio's handling of coronavirus pandemic

NYC health commissioner resigns, citing de Blasio's handling of coronavirus pandemic | 04 Aug 2020 | New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post Tuesday, citing Mayor Bill de Blasio's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a critical letter. De Blasio confirmed that he received Barbot's resignation letter before noon Tuesday, and appointed Dr. Dave A. Choksi as her replacement. The New York Times first reported that Barbot submitted her resignation to de Blasio, amid a clash between the mayor and the city’s health officials. "I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department's incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been," she wrote to de Blasio.