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Health departments protect COVID-19 patients from bullying

Some local health departments have chosen not to release certain details to the public about confirmed COVID-19 cases to prevent bullying and backlash, particularly in sparsely populated areas where it might be easy to identify specific patients. "We have seen things on Facebook where people are yelling at other individuals, they are bullying them, because they think that they are the positive case," said Linda Conlon, director of the Oneida County, Wis., Public Health Department.

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