Source: News & Observer

In a letter to the editor in the News & Observer, Partha Howell criticized Dan Forest for making pronouncements on the coronavirus with no expertise to speak on the subject.

In full:

“Since Lt. Governor Dan Forest has said masks don’t work, I have a few questions: Is he an epidemiologist — no, he is not. Is he a virologist — no, he is not. Is he a communicable disease expert — no, he is not. Therefore, I will continue to listen to the public health professionals and follow their advice.”

The Forest approach contrasts with Governor Cooper’s reliance on health care professionals and experts to guide the decision making process as North Carolina navigates the coronavirus pandemic.
Read the letter to the editor from the News & Observer