19 March 2020 – Petition requesting the resignation of the state epidemiologist

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: PR
Lead People/Agency: Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network

Overview: The Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network launched a petition on March 19, 2020, to demand the resignation of the state epidemiologist in Puerto Rico, Dr. Carmen Deseda, because they believe that Dr. Deseda does not have the necessary expertise in health public and epidemiology, and has failed to prioritize science and evidence in her decision making.
Full details here: https://www.cienciapr.org/en/blogs/pr-span/scientific-community-demands-resignation-dr-carmen-deseda-puerto-ricos-state

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Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)