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Dr. Amy Acton Breaks Silence in Interview with The New Yorker

She opened up about her time as ODH director

Since resigning in June, Dr. Amy Acton has uncoincidentally stayed out of the public spotlight.

But in an interview with The New Yorker, the former Ohio Department of Health Director has opened up about her time in the position and the country's continued response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

While much of the story written by Paige Williams focused on the criticism Acton received in her role, it also provided new details regarding the circumstances surrounding her June resignation. In particular, Williams noted that at the time Acton resigned, the Youngstown native was concerned she might "she might be forced to sign health orders that violated her Hippocratic oath to do no harm" amid pressure from Republican lawmakers in the state to fully reopen the economy amid the pandemic.

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