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Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Original post made on Aug 2, 2020

Three months ago, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 2, 2020, 3:45 PM

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Posted by Ethics&Integrity
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 2, 2020 at 5:04 pm

Great job Dr. Marty!! You definitely applied, public health Ethics and Integrity in San Benito County!! It is not always easy when pressured politically, but I know your mission is to protect the public's health. Thank you for ramping up the testing in our county!! Your former colleague, Barbara


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

We will never stop this pandemic until we all wear masks in public spaces, there is widespread quick turnaround testing and every positive case is contact traced.

We are fortunate to have public health professionals like Dr.Fenstersheib and we need to follow their guidance.

There will be no economic recovery until we have first fully controlled this virus.


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Posted by Donald
a resident of South of Midtown
on Aug 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm

Thank goodness our health officials are not elected, but gain their positions based on professional qualifications. I would hate to see them pandering for votes or bending to pressure from politicians rather that acting on their best professional judgment and conscience.


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