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Tue May 5, 2020, 07:10 AM

Amy Acton: The Leader We Wish We All Had

The coronavirus has turned several public health officials and local leaders into bona fide celebrities, and perhaps no one is more compelling than the Ohio Health Department’s Dr. Amy Acton. She wasn’t just the brains behind the state’s early, aggressive coronavirus response; she was also its most effective messenger...

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Reply Amy Acton: The Leader We Wish We All Had (Original post)
BeyondGeography May 2020 OP
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #1
JI7 May 2020 #2
Maeve May 2020 #3
Ohiogal May 2020 #4
Botany May 2020 #6
Ohiogal May 2020 #8
Botany May 2020 #9
Norbert May 2020 #5
Ohiogal May 2020 #7

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 07:39 AM

1. Thank you, Amy Acton!

You guided DeWine toward Ohio’s more sane policies.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 07:42 AM

2. The media needs to focus more on these people. It doesn't always have to be an interview either

just report on what the professionals are saying and doing and what is being done.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 07:42 AM

3. So much of the praise for Dewine boils down to this:

"He took her advice"

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:07 AM

4. And the idiots in the Ohio GOP

want to limit her powers. The old “we have deaths from swimming pools and car accidents too” argument.

Thank you samplegirl for bringing this to our attention

Sigh

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-coverage/coronavirus/ohio-legislator-looks-to-cut-health-director-amy-actons-power



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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #4)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:46 AM

6. I heard the 1st 30 seconds her presser when DeWine shut down the state and thought you ...

... got the job. She is wonderful.

The Free-Dumb open it back up folks are being manipulated by Vlad Putin. Dumb asses
who think this is a plot to get their guns and the start of their long awaited "race war."

Open it all back up = 100s of thousands of more deaths.

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:58 AM

8. According to polls

The vast majority of Americans are uncomfortable with businesses opening up too soon

We will see how successful opening businesses will be. I feel the worst for workers who are afraid to go back to work but will lose their jobs and unemployment if they don’t.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #8)

Tue May 5, 2020, 10:02 AM

9. We have to be playing the long game.

And yes, I know it will hurt but if we don't things will be much worse.

COVID-19 cases could surge in fall, last 2 years, University of Minnesota report says
The pandemic could last up to two years, according to nationally renowned epidemiologist
Michael Osterholm and a team of researchers.

https://www.startribune.com/covid-19-cases-could-surge-in-fall-last-2-years-u-report-predicts/570130602/

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:56 AM

5. She is Ohio's rock star.

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Response to Norbert (Reply #5)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:48 AM

7. Great phrase!

“Ohio’s Rock Star”!

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