Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19.

@article{Mello2020AttacksOP,
  title={Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19.},
  author={Michelle M. Mello and Jeremy A Greene and Joshua M. Sharfstein},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2020}
}
On June 24, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom remarked on a disturbing phenomenon: health officers are “getting attacked, getting death threats, they’re being demeaned and demoralized.”1 At least 27 health officers in 13 states (including Nichole Quick of Orange County in southern California, Ohio Health Director Amy Acton, and West Virginia Health Officer Cathy Slemp) have resigned or been fired since the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Across the US, health… 
US Adults' Beliefs About Harassing or Threatening Public Health Officials During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
TLDR
While antagonism toward public health officials was concentrated among those doubting science and groups most negatively affected by the pandemic, the findings of this study suggest that there has been a shift toward such beliefs within more economically advantaged subgroups and those more trusting of science.
The Politicization of Public Health and the Impact on Health Officials and the Workforce: Charting a Path Forward.
  • V. Yeager
  • Political Science, Medicine
    American journal of public health
  • 2022
TLDR
Recent Health Resources and Services Administration guidance for the Regional Public Health Training Center Program requires that each training region have a leadership institute, which may eventually provide similar trainings and networking among local health officials.
Violence against Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Incidents from a Lower-Middle-Income Country
TLDR
Cases of violence against HCWs in Pakistan are reviewed, highlighting and comparing the instigating factors seen within the country and globally and to enlist possible interventions to counter workplace violence in healthcare during a pandemic and in general.
Public Health Across Partisan Lines: What Has Changed Since the Onset of COVID-19
TLDR
From 2018 to 2020, respondents' familiarity with local public health departments rose 11% and their perception of the importance of the public health department to community health increased by 16%, and support for public health agencies differed significantly by political affiliation.
Dynamic Metrics for Public Health Surveillance Are Imperative to Gain Control of the COVID-19 Pandemic in America: Longitudinal Trend Analysis.
TLDR
Examination of U.S. and state data demonstrate most US states are experiencing outbreaks as measured by these new metrics of speed, acceleration, jerk and persistence, and public health policy that is informed by dynamic surveillance can shift the country from reacting to COVID-19 transmissions to being proactive and taking corrective action when indicators of speed and jerk remain positive week over week.
Dynamic Public Health Surveillance to Track and Mitigate the US COVID-19 Epidemic: Longitudinal Trend Analysis Study (Preprint)
TLDR
Examination of the United States and state data demonstrated that most US states are experiencing outbreaks as measured by these new metrics of speed, acceleration, jerk, and persistence, and it is concluded that public health policy that is informed by dynamic surveillance can shift the country from reacting to COVID-19 transmissions to being proactive and taking corrective action when indicators of speed and jerk remain positive week over week.
Ethical challenges and moral distress among field epidemiologists
TLDR
There is an unmet need among field epidemiologists for support in navigating ethical challenges, as well as for resources to address the human and professional consequences of moral distress.
Global pandemics, conflict and networks – the dynamics of international instability, infodemics and health care in the 21st century
TLDR
To describe the interactive dynamic of climate change; mass population movement; famine; state failure and epidemic disease, analyse developments over the year 2020–2021 and discuss their relationship to an infodemic about disease and public health responses and how this should be addressed in the future.
The case for tracking misinformation the way we track disease
TLDR
Real-time monitoring and addressing misinformation should be a core function of public health, and public health should beA core use case for data scientists developing monitoring tools.
The first line of prevention: A public health nursing advocacy video.
TLDR
Creating an advocacy video with personal stories from PHNs emerges as a powerful and cost-effective strategy to increase the visibility of PHNs and includes strategies to maximize the impact of an advocacyVideo when shared with relevant stakeholders.
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 10 REFERENCES
Cognitive Bias and Public Health Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic abates in many countries worldwide, and a new normal phase arrives, critically assessing policy responses to this public health crisis may promote
Survey finds public support for legal interventions directed at health behavior to fight noncommunicable disease.
TLDR
It is suggested that the least coercive path will be the smoothest and that support for interventions may be widespread among different social groups, and underscore the need for policy makers to involve the public in decision making, understand the public's values, and communicate how policy decisions reflect this understanding.
California health officers facing protests, even death threats
    Everyone is lying": Trump undercuts public health officials in fresh attacks
    • Politico
    Everyone is lying”: Trump undercuts public health officials in fresh attacks. Politico
    • Published July
    • 2020
      San Mateo County Health. Health officer updates
        California health officers facing protests, even death threats, over coronavirus orders. San Francisco Chronicle
        • Published June
        • 2020