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NYC health commissioner resigns amid pandemic, tells staffers 'your talents must be better leveraged'

Aug 04, 2020 - CNN
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(CNN) -- Five months after New York City's first confirmed coronavirus case, the head of the city's health department, who lead efforts to contain the virus that left more than tens of thousands of New Yorkers dead, has resigned.

Oxiris Barbot served as the commissioner of the New York City Department of Health since 2018. She announced her resignation Tuesday morning in an internal email to DOH staffers where she urged them to continue to dedicate themselves to protecting the health of ...