Monday, October 1, 2007

No questions for health

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, is the latest guest blogger to present his "audacious idea" on the new blog of the same name.

Sharfstein centers his post on his frustration with the dearth of health-related questions raised at community meetings:

But that first question went to the Department of Transportation ....Then the second did too. As the minutes and then hours went by, I sat like a stone. No questions for Health.

According to Sharfstein, the few questions he has fielded are mostly concerning rat eradication. Reminds me of colleague Andy Rosen's post about dead pigeons.

We all know the city of Baltimore faces a host of problems, all of which are pressing; but is health really at the bottom of the list?

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

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