US public health expert charged with harassment

US public health expert charged with harassmentTom Frieden, a leading public health expert instrumental in the US response to the Ebola crisis and to legislating against smoking, was arrested and charged with sexual harassment on Friday. The executive, who served as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under president Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, appeared before a Brooklyn criminal court and was released without bail, prosecutors said. Judge Michael Yavinsky prohibited him from having any contact with the victim.

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