Courier: As Doctors, We Took a Pledge to Do No Harm. Our President Should Too. 

“As physicians, we watched with grave concern for months as the president willfully ignored the most basic of guidelines—set by his own coronavirus task force and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)—to socially distance, avoid large gatherings, and wear a mask.

Now, we are worried by the president’s infection. We watched in horror as Trump left Walter Reed to take a “joy ride” over the weekend, breaking CDC-recommended guidelines for isolation and putting his own Secret Service officers at risk. We are alarmed by a growing outbreak centered on the White House and Congress, which involves several administration officials, journalists, White House staff, and GOP senators. We fear for the health of the attendees at White House events, fundraisers, and campaign rallies last week. And we worry about his statement on Twitter announcing his release from Walter Reed Medical Center, in which he yet again downplayed the dangers posed by the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.”

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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.

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