NPR  |  February 5, 2022

Don Kauerauf is another example of a public health figure who has faced vitriol from both lawmakers and the public during the pandemic. Lawrence Gostin teaches global health law at Georgetown University. He says what happened in Missouri has been playing out all across the country.

LAWRENCE GOSTIN: I’ve seen public health professionals picketed, threatened, their families threatened and literally hounded out of office. And while we’ve got tens of thousands of people who should be in public health and aren’t, more are leaving every day.

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