Why did I never hear from a county public health officer about the new measles outbreak?
I was never contacted by the county public safety officer, or the county health department.
Instead, I received an email from a spokesperson from the Department of Health and Human Services.
This is a response to my inquiry about the coronavirus outbreak in Maricopa County.
I was informed that county public affairs representatives had reached out to the county Health Department.
I then forwarded this email to county public works to be forwarded to their chief of staff.
I received no reply.
This is a good sign, because if the county department of public works can’t contact county public officials, how can they contact the health department?
The department of health and human services has no jurisdiction over the county government.
I’ve never heard of a county health official contacting a county department for any reason other than a request for assistance in responding to an outbreak.
If county public services is not aware of an outbreak in the county, they should investigate.
It should be noted that the county is not a federal agency, so county public relations is not required to contact the federal government.
This means the county can’t be held accountable for the lack of communication from the health or public health departments.
The county public communications spokesperson also said that the department is “looking into” a contact request for the county’s chief of health.
“We do not have an active countywide measles outbreak at this time, but we have a few people with known cases,” the spokesperson wrote.
However, the spokesperson added that the public health department is looking into the matter.
What if I’ve been vaccinated?
This begs another question.
How long has this county public communication process been ongoing?
As of now, there is no official county public information about the Maricona County outbreak.
The county department does not release the full scope of the measles outbreak.
This includes information about who is contracting the virus, the location where it’s spreading, and the current outbreak status.
But, I have seen information posted on the county website stating that, on Feb. 26, 2018, there were 517 confirmed measles cases, with over a thousand deaths.
The full scope has yet to be released.
For now, the Marics have been able to communicate with each other via social media, but it’s not known how long it will take for the community to get information about this outbreak.