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Dr. Faisal Khan, the performing health director in St. Louis County, confronted criticism after an e-mail emerged the place he known as opponents of COVID-19 restrictions “a lunatic fringe,” in accordance to a report.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that it obtained the Tuesday e-mail from Khan to staffers on the division. His e-mail praised the staff for his or her efforts throughout the pandemic, and he urged them to “ignore the lunatic fringe that exists in each society.”
“They had been there 100 years in the past and can seemingly be round 100 years in the longer term,” he wrote, in accordance to the report. “They are irrelevant fools.”
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Khan, who raised eyebrows final summer time when he gave the center finger to anti-mask protesters, didn’t reply to an after-hours e-mail from Fox News looking for remark. His feedback had been picked up by politicians in the state who discovered them offensive.
Dr. Bob Onder, a Republican state senator who can also be a doctor, known as out Khan over the e-mail. He quoted the feedback on Twitter and posted, “This is what unlicensed Faisal Khan thinks in regards to the individuals who pay his wage.”
The Post-Dispatch reported that masks mandates are at present being challenged by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the problem has been contentious in the state. Last summer time, Khan accused a number of members of the council meeting of heckling him and making racist feedback.
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Khan’s e-mail was shared with media by Councilman Tim Fitch, a Republican who has voted towards masks necessities. By Wednesday, it was circulated on-line by critics of public health measures.
The Associated Press contributed to this report