“When the anti-mask and anti-vaccine rhetoric in Illinois culminated in a protest planned for July 25, physician moms were not just outraged; they were downright baffled that a group would demand no masks in schools and vaccines exemptions at the same time we are engaged in the fight of our lives against COVID-19 and sacrificing so much to keep our patients and our kids safe. As one physician mom wrote, “Go against science AND endanger my child? I don’t think so.””
About Shikha Jain, MD FACP
I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.