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St. Louis County Holly Health Director Faisal Khan faced criticism after an email emerged calling opponents of the Kovid-19 sanctions “an insane margin.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Tuesday’s email was received by Khan from department staff. His email praised the efforts of employees during the epidemic and urged them to “ignore the insane edge that exists in every society.”
“He was there a hundred years ago and could be about 100 years in the future,” he wrote in the report. “They’re irrelevant fools.”
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Khan, who raised eyebrows when he gave a middle finger to anti-masked protesters last summer, did not respond to an hourly email from LBL seeking comment. His comments were found to be offensive by state politicians.
Republican state Senator Doc. Bob Onder called Khan by email. He posted comments on Twitter saying, “Faisal Khan, who is not an unlicensed person, thinks of people who pay his salaries.”
Post-dispatch Currently, Missouri Attorney General Eric Smith is questioning the masked orders and reports that the matter is controversial in the state. Last summer, Khan accused several council members of hacking and making racist comments.
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Republican Councilman Tim Fitch, who voted against the mask requirements, shared Khan’s email with the media. As of Wednesday, it was being circulated online by critics of public health measures.
The Associated Press contributed to this report