3/19/20 9:24 AM
About the time I was moved upstairs next to EPI, to reduce the paper-trail of the unilateral decision-making happening during the pandemic, I was instructed not to respond to requests from leadership to make changes to any of our data or systems.

Turf war at SEOC
Pritchard emailed me:
"Part of the rationale is to reduce the pressure you are getting from executive leadership. So starting today, please don’t respond directly to the executive office staff (Alberto, Courtney, Dr. Rivkees, etc)."

Not even to say "thanks" for catching a typo
Pritchard cont...

"Let me know of analysis requests and we will brainstorm solutions and route through Dr. Blackmore. It will still be the case that Dr. Blackmore will often reach out directly. But at least this should slow down the pace of requests and dashboard changes."
I was told to ignore Alberto (communications director) Courtney (DOH chief of staff) and Dr. Rivkees - the Surgeon General himself.

All of these people were above the chain of command of everyone in disease control/epi

But EPI was in a turf war with everyone, even the SEOC.

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