New York City’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, was made ‘infamous’ when she told New Yorkers they were safe from the coronavirus on February 2 – you know, when the virus was likely at it’s most dangerous and contagious. Remember her?

From the New York Post:

On Feb. 2, with the city’s first suspected coronavirus case under investigation and China’s death toll skyrocketing, Barbot touted upcoming Chinese New Year events where crowds gather shoulder-to-shoulder in city streets.

“As we gear up to celebrate the #LunarNewYear in NYC, I want to assure New Yorkers that there is no reason for anyone to change their holiday plans, avoid the subway, or certain parts of the city because of #coronavirus,” she tweeted.

Yeah, good one.

Welp, seems back in March she was especially awful to the NYPD when they asked for masks:

From the New York Post (again!):

New York City’s health commissioner blew off an urgent NYPD request for 500,000 surgical masks as the coronavirus crisis mounted — telling a high-ranking police official that “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” The Post has learned.

Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the heartless remark during a brief phone conversation in late March with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

Monahan asked Barbot for 500,000 masks but she said she could only provide 50,000, the sources said.

“I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” Barbot said, according to sources.

“I need them for others.”

Classy. She is truly the epitome of the type of leadership we expect from New York City these days.

How far this city has fallen.

Not even a little.



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