California health chief resigns for calling anti-vaccine people 'flat-earthers'  

 

Jennifer Kent, director of the California Department of Health Care Services, will step down at the end of September after making negative comments about people who oppose vaccination, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The agency did not provide details on the reason for Ms. Kent's resignation, which was announced Sept. 10. However, the report notes she recently posted on Facebook and called anti-vaccine protestors at the state capitol "flat-earthers." The post included the hashtags "#believeinscience" and "#vaccinateyourgoddamnkids," according to the report.

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Sept. 9 to restrict vaccine waivers for children in school. People against vaccination were at the capitol to protest these changes. 

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