Health officials worldwide receive death threats for COVID-19 response

  • Health officials across the globe are facing death threats for their coronavirus responses. 
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top-infectious disease expert, said he received death threats last month. 
  • Officials in Australia, Sweden, and Germany also reported threats, The Washington Post reported.
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Around the world, health officials are facing death threats as they attempt to advise their respective population on ways to reduced or contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top-infectious disease expert, said he received death threats because of the “political tone” of the virus.

Fauci has advised for social distancing measures, expanded testing, and contact tracing, among other efforts to quell the spread of the coronavirus in the US. His advice has sometimes gone against statements made by President Donald Trump.

In Australia, Queensland’s chief health officer, Jeannette Young also faced threats, The Australian reported. 

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