Dr. Mike Cirigliano for the Cook County soda tax: “Come up with a better mouse trap”

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FILE – This Jan. 26, 2012 File photo shows Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle departing the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago, after a news conference. Preckwinkle announced on Tuesday June 19, 2012 that Cook County medical examiner Dr. Nancy Jones is retiring as part of a shake-up at the office that comes months after the staff drew criticism for allowing bodies to pile up in the morgue cooler. Preckwinkle also says executive officer Kimberly Jackson was asked to resign, four other employees were fired and seven more disciplined as part of the overhaul. Earlier this year, Preckwinkle’s aides found 363 bodies stored in a cooler designed to hold 300. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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University of Pennsylvania Internal Medicine Founders Associate Professor Dr. Mike Cirigliano argues why he believes the Cook County soda tax should remain. That’s even considering who would continue to be taxed for sweetened beverages, and who would benefit the most from the tax.

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