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Wilma Wooten, San Diego's lead doctor during COVID-19 pandemic, retires

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County's public health officer and the face of the county's COVID-19 response, announced her retirement Tuesday following 23 years of service. Of that time, 17 years were spent as the county's lead doctor. "During her career, Dr. Wooten has prioritized the prevention and control of infectious disease, protection from environmental hazards and promoted injury prevention," county officials said in a statement. "She has reinforced healthy choices and lifestyles, emergency preparedness and has fought to eliminate health disparities in traditionally underserved communities." In May, Wooten was...

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