Doctor fired after criticizing virus response at hospital

SEATTLE (AP) — An emergency room doctor who publicly criticized the coronavirus preparations at his hospital in Washington state has been fired. Dr. Ming Lin, a ER doctor at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, confirmed his firing in a message to The Associated Press on Friday night. On Facebook and in media interviews Lin has repeatedly criticized what he saw as a sluggish response by the hospital’s administration. In an interview earlier this week, Lin said his criticism was motivated in part by what he learned as an ER doctor at a hospital near the World Trade Center on 9/11. The hospital did not immediately return a call seeking comment.