Ada [County, Idaho] commissioners won't keep Dr. Epperly, who favored COVID measures, on health board
...Ada County Commissioners have decided not to renew the appointment of Dr. Ted Epperly to the Central District Health board.
"After 15 years of service to Central District Health, I was sent an e-mail saying ... 'Thank You For Your Service.' An incredible example of politics becoming more important than public health knowledge and expertise," Epperly told the Idaho Capital Sun via text message.
His term was set to end in 2021.
"I know what I had to say and did helped a lot of people and for that I am truly proud," Epperly told the Sun....
Dr Epperly was recommending the people in his district get vaccinated and wear masks, following CDC guidelines, so he was removed by the Republicans.
Dr Epperly was replaced by...
How a rogue doctor who called the vaccine 'needle rape' was made an Idaho public-health official in its worst COVID crisis yet
- A doctor who called the COVID-19 vaccine "needle rape" made it to one of Idaho's top health boards.
- Dr Ryan Cole, a pathologist with no public health experience, was championed by the GOP.
- His victory came as Idaho was overrun with severe COVID-19 cases, its lowest ebb in the pandemic.
"There's really statistically no efficacy in masks," Dr. Ryan Cole said airily, and incorrectly, on an August 26
Zoom call with Peace Valley Charter School, which was deciding what measures to implement when lessons restarted....
So it appears that the Republicans in Idaho actively went out of their way to throw the state's medical system into a crisis where the system will be letting people die because the resources to treat them are lacking.