Wichita health officer faces new foes

Once again, when offered the opportunity, county leaders not only shunned health experts but offered bogus objections to their advice.

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June 24, 2020 - 8:19 AM

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Garold Minns, Sedgwick County’s public health officer, told county leaders Wednesday that face coverings are one of the few tools we have to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“If this mask keeps a neighbor from getting it . . . if that keeps a couple patients from getting admitted to the ICU, I’m willing to pay that price, personally,” Minns said.

“I’m willing to do that because I don’t have a lot of other tools to offer society.”

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